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Fitting tribute

22nd April 2014

Club captain Danny Wilson insists the new home kit is a "fitting tribute" to the greatest ever Hearts team.

Danny Wilson insists he'll be proud to lead his team-mates out wearing the club's new kit - a tribute to the greatest ever Hearts team.

The club today unveiled its new home kit, which is a poignant tribute to the 1914-1915 Hearts team that made the ultimate sacrifice in World War One.

Speaking at the kit launch, Danny Wilson told HeartsTV of his honour at being involved with such a project and revealed that he hopes it can help to inspire the current generation of players who pull on the famous maroon jersey.

"I think it's a fitting tribute," he said. "With the events of the last few weeks everybody is looking forward to the future but I think with it being the 100th anniversary that we remember the past.

"With them being the greatest Hearts team that ever was it's a fitting tribute that we've got the strip and tribute to them this year.

"It's absolutely a strip that the boys and I will be proud to wear. It's a nice shirt but we know what it means; I was part of the Main Stand plaque unveiling. That little bit of history to go with it is something that can inspire us."

The Gorgie skipper is looking forward to being back involved this weekend after serving a two match suspension and he wants his team-mates to continue their recent good run of form.

"It's been frustrating to miss the last couple of games but it's been good to watch as the boys have done well," he said. "I've had a bit of stick saying that I'm not going to get back in the team but as long the team is doing well then that's all that matters.

"The last few performances have been good. We've hit a bit of form and going into the last few games of the season, we want to keep that going."

Danny's full interview is available to watch on HeartsTV.