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Easy decision

18th January 2019

Michael Smith insists the decision to extend his contract at Hearts was an easy one to make.

The right back today put pen to paper on a new deal that will keep him at Tynecastle until May 2021.

Speaking to Hearts TV this afternoon, the Northern Ireland international explained why opted to remain in Gorgie.

“It was an easy decision to make,” he said. “As a player, I’m very happy here. I’ve been playing most weeks and playing well and I feel comfortable here.

“As a family as well, you know, we feel very settled in Edinburgh.

“The first time I ever came up here it took me by surprise how big the club was. Ever since then I’ve really enjoyed playing in front of these fans week in, week out. You also have the stadium and the training facilities, it’s second to none really. “

Michael’s sole focus is now on Sunday’s William Hill Scottish Cup showdown with Livingston at Tynecastle.

“We shouldn’t need a team talk. The defeat to Livingston last month was by far the most disappointing this year and we should be all fired up to go out and win on Sunday.”