First Team

Living the dream

12th September 2017

Ross Callachan couldn't wait to pull on maroon jersey against Aberdeen.

Ross Callachan believes he’s right at home after signing for Hearts, following an impressive debut in last weekend 0-0 draw with Aberdeen.

The midfielder, snapped up on deadline day from Raith Rovers, played a starring role in a dominant performance against the Dons and was denied a maiden goal by a great Joe Lewis save, one of many that kept the Jambos at bay.

The 24-year-old revealed seeing his jersey in the dressing room beforehand made it hit home that his dream had become a reality, and has thanked his teammates for helping him to settle into life in Gorgie so quickly.

Speaking to HeartsTV, he said: “I saw the jersey in the changing room and I was just buzzing to get out there.

“I just wanted to get out there and play, really.

“Once the game started I was fine. I just wanted the game to start and to win the game.

“The boys have been great with me. They’ve made me welcome and right at home and I’ve fitted in quite well.”

17,000 Hearts fans cheered the team on at BT Murrayfield and another large number is expected to travel to the Superseal Stadium on Saturday when Hearts take on Hamilton Academical.

Ross thinks the support last weekend helped them to turn on the style on the park and hopes the same backing this weekend can spur them on to three points against Accies.

“It’s amazing,” he said. “It’s like a 12th man. You feel it on the pitch and it gives you that extra five or ten percent.

“Hopefully the fans come in their numbers and cheer us on.”

Ross’ interview is available to watch in full now on HeartsTV.