First Team

MacLean can't wait to get started

17th April 2018

Steven MacLean already looking forward to pulling on the maroon jersey and passing his experience on to the stars of tomorrow.

Steven MacLean has revealed he can’t wait to pull on the famous maroon jersey for the first time after sealing a pre-contract move to Hearts.

The St Johnstone striker will join the Jambos in summer following the expiration of his McDiarmid Park contract.

The striker admits that he’s looking forward to running out at Tynecastle as a Hearts player, and passing on his wealth of experience to the club’s stars of tomorrow.

Speaking to HeartsTV, Steven said: “Craig wants me to come in and play and try and help the younger ones out as well.

“He spoke to me and said a big part of it is he wants me to come in and play and nail down a spot, and with my experience try to help the younger players as well. Hopefully they can learn from me while I’m playing.

“I’ve got plenty of experience and I’ve played at some big clubs in my time. I’ve played in different leagues as well and I’ve learned from some top players over the years.

“Hopefully I can bring that side to the younger ones and help them along the way. I’m also hopeful that I can nail down that spot in the team. I want to come here and do well, and hopefully we can finish as high up the league as possible.

“I know the league and I know everything about Hearts. I know they’ve got passionate fans and I’ve played at Tynecastle a few times.

“I’m really looking forward to that and putting the shirt on and actually playing for Hearts instead of playing against them.”

Steven’s interview is available to watch in full on HeartsTV