Conor Washington believes taking the no.9 jersey is a statement of his intent after penning a two-year deal with Hearts.
The Northern Ireland striker becomes Craig Levein’s second signing of the summer after he today agreed to join the Jambos following the expiration of his contract at Sheffield United on July 1st.
Immediately handed the coveted no.9 jersey, the 27-year-old has set his sights on hitting the goal trail, something thinks he can do so with the backing of the management team.
Speaking to HeartsTV this afternoon, Conor said: “I’d like to think so (that it’s a statement of intent). It’s definitely something I haven’t done enough of over the past few seasons.
“I’m hoping a fresh start and working under a manager who believes in what I can do will see me reap the benefits.
“As soon as Austin suggested it (coming to Hearts) I went to my agent and did a bit of background research and it just seems like an absolutely perfect fit, especially to work under the manager and with Austin as well.
“It’s been a tough few years for me, personally. I think last year I played about a combined 600 minutes of football at club level which is just not enough for the player that I am.
“I’ve never been one to just sit on a wage. The path I’ve had into the game doesn’t really allow for that.
“I want to be playing every minute of every game, scoring goals and hopefully I'll get the chance to do that.”
Conor’s interview is available to watch in full on HeartsTV by clicking here.