Craig Halkett believes he’s already reaping the benefits of his Hearts move after scoring on his competitive debut.
The defender capped off a fine performance on Tuesday night with a headed goal in the 2-0 win against Cowdenbeath as the Jambos went top of their group in the Betfred Cup.
Training alongside the likes of Christophe Berra and John Souttar, the 24-year-old knows it will be a challenge to stake a claim for a first-team place but he thinks Tynecastle is the perfect place for players to excel.
"It is a massive challenge to come in here and try to get myself playing regularly and into the team but it is something I want to do and I am looking forward to it,” he said. "I knew before I signed that there were two boys in front of me and both Christophe Berra and John Souttar are top players - both are international players.
“I have only been in for four weeks or so but I already feel that I have learned so much. I don't think there are any limits here.
“We have a good squad, we have top quality players and I have see in training just how good the squad is.
“I don't think there is anything that can stop us this season.
"That is the reason why I signed for Hearts. They are challenging for cups, they are up at the top end of the table and that is the main reason why I wanted to come here and play.”