First Team

Perry: "Excited to get going"

9th March 2016

New signing Perry Kitchen impressed with what he's seen of Hearts so far, and can't wait to get started.

Perry Kitchen admits he’s already impressed with what Hearts and city of Edinburgh have to offer.

USA-cap Perry signed for the Jambos today and, subject to international clearance, could make his debut in Saturday’s Ladbrokes Premiership fixture at Dundee.

The 24-year-old likes what he’s seen of the place so far, and has revealed it won’t take him long to get up to speed.

Speaking to HeartsTV, he said: “I’m very impressed. The training facility, and with the new improvements as well, is going to be top class. Edinburgh as a city is beautiful, with the castle, the city, Princes Street, it’s what you want out of a city.

“I think this is a great place to be, a great place to start, for sure. I’m excited to get going.

“When I first got here Robbie gave me the rounds, showed me everything, explained how the team is and how they like to play. I was impressed with everything. It was all the right things that I was hearing.

“I feel like, coming off the US camp which ended about a month ago, I’m still in pretty good fitness form. But it’s obviously different doing your own thing as it is to being in a training environment, so it’ll take a bit of time but I think it’ll happen pretty quickly.”

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