First Team

Cole keen for goals

2nd June 2017

New boy Cole Stockton keen to hit the ground running at Hearts.

New signing Cole Stockton has revealed he wants to take last season’s scoring form into the next campaign.

The 23-year-old English forward today penned a pre-contract with the club and will join on a two-year deal once his current contract with Tranmere Rovers expires on July 1st.

The big striker hit eight goals in his final 11 games down south, and although he’s looking for an early strike to get his Hearts career off to a flier, he insists there’s more to his games then just goals.

Speaking exclusively to HeartsTV at Tynecastle, he said: “Yeah definitely, I’m looking to take confidence from the end of my season into the next. Every striker’s got to.

“Every striker lives for goals, don’t they? If you get a goal early doors then there’s your confidence rolling, but I’d like to take the confidence from last season.

“I’m a big, strong striker but not like a target man. I can do both. I’m very good at holding the ball up, I can bring players into play around the box, and I’m a goalscorer.

“Goals win games, don’t they? But I can create chances for others.”

Cole’s interview is available to watch now on HeartsTV.