Callumn Morrison has praised the Hearts support for their words of encouragement during his two outings at Tynecastle Park this season.
The 19-year-old has made an impact at first-team level after being called upon by manager Craig Levein during the Betfred Cup group stage campaign.
Involved in all four matches, the flying winger has impressed with his tenacity and tendency to get down the flank and put the ball into the box, perfectly displayed with his cross for Steven Naimsith to head home Hearts’ fourth against Inverness CT on Sunday.
The Hearts Academy graduate is delighted with the support from the stands and believes the positives noises does wonders for his confidence.
Speaking to HeartsTV, he said: “It’s brilliant. It’s so close and the atmosphere is good.
“The fans have been great with me, to be fair.
“They’ve not been shouting or that, they’ve always been encouraging me.
“Every time I’ve been picking the ball up and running you can hear them.
“It’s obviously good for my confidence as well.”
There have been plenty of role models for Callumn as he progressed through the ranks into the first team. Though he studied the games of previous wingers at the club, there is one man currently making an impression on the pacey wide-man.
“When I was coming through the ranks it was definitely Sam Nicholson and Jamie Walker who influenced me,” he said. “They were wide men and would always get the ball and create things as well.
“Right now, I would probably say Steven Naismith. Since I’ve been up with the first team he’s been helping me and talking me through the game.
“He’s always encouraging me, no matter what happens.
“It’s good to feel that he’s there to speak to as well.”
Callumn’s interview is available to watch in full on HeartsTV.