First Team

Craig's delight at contract extension

31st December 2021

Craig Gordon has vowed to do everything he can to help bring success to the club after extending his contract by two-and-a-half-years. 

The Club Captain and Scotland number one will remain at Tynecastle until 2024 and has set his immediate sights on securing a return to European football for the boys in maroon. 

Speaking to after putting pen to paper on his 39th birthday, the Skipper said:

"These things always tend to take a bit of time but there's no question that this is what I wanted.

"Since I returned to the club the ambition was to first of all progress from the Championship and then regularly sustain challenges at the top end of the Premiership. We’ve done that so far this season and want to continue that and consistently be successful in the years to come. I want to be a part of that and I’m very happy to stay and give another two years towards making Hearts as successful as we possibly can.

"I always set myself goals and I’ll be working as hard as I can to help push everyone on and set the standards required for us to be successful.  

"We’re in a good position currently, five points clear in third. We must make sure we keep that gap and what we’re looking for now is to push on and get that European spot. There's a lot of hard work yet to be done.

"I feel good physically, I’ve been injury free since returning to Hearts and been able to work hard as a result. I’ve been happy with how I’ve been playing and I need to maintain those levels.

"I almost didn’t want that break to come to be honest but I’ve played a lot of games since returning so I should take the break and then come back ready for the second half of the season."