First Team

Kyle: I'll thrive at Hearts

28th June 2017

Kyle Lafferty keen to thrive at Hearts as Ian Cathro hands him key role in his Jambos team.

Kyle Lafferty has revealed he’ll thrive in front of the Tynecastle crowd after being handed a key role in head coach Ian Cathro’s plans.

The Ulsterman today signed for Hearts, subject to a medical, and spoke of his delight at getting the deal over the line, and how he’s looking forward to playing in front of a Hearts crowd who are passionate about the club.

Speaking exclusively to HeartsTV this afternoon, Kyle said: I’m delighted. It’s been a frustrating three or four day to be honest, whether we were going to get it over the line or not but finally we have and I’m absolutely delighted to be back in Scotland to play my football and most importantly to play for a massive team like Hearts.

“I just wanted to come to somewhere where I can play football. I’ve got an important year ahead of me.

“I’m hoping to make the World Cup with Northern Ireland, so it’s an important year and I’ve been told I’ll be a main focal point of the team, which over the past two or three years I’ve thrived on and I’ve produced the goods.

“Coming here, knowing how passionate the fans are about their club and their football, it’s important that I was coming to a place where I know I’d get along with the supporters.

“Having spoken to Ian, the way he wants his team to play football and the way I play my football, I’m sure that we’ll click.”

Kyle's interview is available to watch in full now on HeartsTV