Harry Cochrane believes there’s no better club in Scotland than Hearts at promoting young players into the first team.
The 16-year-old has been a revelation in his first season in the top team, and has today penned a new contract that will keep him at Tynecastle until 2021.
The midfielder admits he’s still pinching himself over his meteoric rise to prominence, and insists that if young talent works hard then they will be given a chance to shine in Craig Levein’s first team.
Speaking to HeartsTV, he said: “Obviously I’m delighted, just even to be offered a new contract. It was a chance that I couldn’t knock back. I can’t wait to be here for another three years.
“I was just hoping to get another contract at the end of my three years. To get it now and to be where I am is just amazing. I still don’t believe it yet.
“For any young boy coming through in the academy they should be looking at Hearts and thinking ‘this is the best place to be in Scotland right now’.
“They’ve got such a great opportunity to play in the first team, they just need to keep working.
“It’s the same with ourselves; we’re not there yet. We still need to keep going and keep working, but this is a great place to promote youth players.”
Harry’s interview is available to watch in full on HeartsTV.