First Team

Halkett ready to give Hearts his all

19th June 2019

Craig Halkett has told the Hearts support that he’ll give it his all each and every time he pulls on the famous maroon jersey.

The new arrival, who penned a three-year deal after agreeing to a pre-contract move earlier in the year, has now checked in to Tynecastle and is preparing to start life with the Jambos.

Formerly captain at fellow Premiership side Livingston, the 24-year-old hopes to be able to display his leadership qualities in Gorgie and has set his sights on breaking into the Hearts first team.

Speaking exclusively to HeartsTV, Craig said; “I’ll give it my all every single game for my team and the fans and the manager.

“I’m quite a quick, strong and aggressive defender. I’m not scared to put my head in where it hurts.

“I’m just kind of a give-it-all sort of player.

 

“I was honoured when Livingston asked me to be captain. It’s a massive responsibility.

“I looked at myself as a bit of a leader on and off the pitch, so hopefully I can continue that here.

“It’ll be a massive challenge (to break into the first team) but it was another reason why I wanted to come here, to play alongside the guys and learn from them.

“Playing against them the last few years I could see how good the partnership John (Souttar) and Christophe (Berra) had together so to go in and stake my claim for a place in the team will be pretty hard but it’s a challenge I’m really looking forward to and it’s something that I want to do.”

Craig’s interview is available to watch in full on HeartsTV. Subscribe now by clicking here.