Peter Haring believes he’s heading in the right direction as he continues his journey towards full fitness.
The Austrian midfielder has progressed from individual running to full group training sessions during pre-season, with today seeing his first involvement in a full session with the first team.
Having not pulled on a maroon jersey since May 2019, he’s being careful to not overload his workload. He is, however, thrilled to be back on the training pitches with his teammates and hopes that he’ll be involved in some friendly matches before the start of the Betfred Cup in October.
Speaking to Hearts TV, Peter said: “Obviously I’m really happy to be out on the pitch again, and even to do some sessions with the boys and with the team. I wouldn’t have expected that a few weeks ago but I feel fine.
“I’m not totally (pain) free yet. I still feel bits in some movements but it’s just more getting into the movements and used to playing football really, and getting my body used to everything.
“I’m taking it quite easy. I was pushing myself way too much last year so I’m just seeing things day by day. So far, everything is improving really good. I’m doing more and more every day and every week. So far I’m really happy.
“I definitely feel in a much better place than I was a few months ago or last year. I’m really positive. Everything’s not perfect yet but as I said I’m doing more and more every day and every week and I’m feeling better every day and every week so that just tells me that I’m moving in the right direction.
“That was my first full session today, with the team where I was involved with everything. I think I need to get more sessions on the training pitches into my legs and get more comfortable in everything before I can see myself in a friendly game but I’m really hopeful that I’ll be in some of them.”
Peter’s interview is available to watch in full on Hearts TV by clicking here.