First Team

Skipper leaves on a high

3rd May 2015

Outgoing Danny Wilson leaves Hearts a winner.

Captain Danny Wilson insists he will leave Hearts with his head held high after helping secure the club’s return to the top flight at the first time of asking.

The outgoing skipper lead the Jambos onto the Tynecastle pitch for the final time on Saturday and was delighted to see Genero Zeefuik grab a last minute equaliser.

“There were good things and some not so good things in today’s performance, but we got a point in the end so we’re pleased with that. It would have been disappointing to celebrate the title on the back of a defeat, so I think a draw was pretty fair,” Wilson explained.

Having secured automatic promotion with seven games to go, Wilson was relieved to finally get his hands on the Championship trophy and expressed his delight at how the season panned out.

“This season’s been great from start to finish and to win the league as early as we did was a great feeling. We struggled to keep the momentum going once the title was secured and we probably dropped off a bit, albeit not intentionally. These things can happen,” said Wilson.

“It was great to finally lift the trophy, although at the time my focus was on getting my thumbs in the right place as I’d been warned the lid would fly off it if I lifted it too quickly!” the Captain added.

As the ex-Liverpool player heads off to pastures new, he insists he’ll look back on his time at Tynecastle with fondness.

“It’s a big decision to leave but I’ll always have happy memories of playing here. Some haven’t been too great, but today makes it all worthwhile and I feel I can leave with my head held high. Football moves on, Hearts will move on and I’m looking forward to the next chapter.”

Finally, the Skipper emphasised his belief that the current crop of Hearts players have the ability to make their mark in the top flight next season.

“This team will be fine, I’m sure of that. They’ve got a good manager and good players and will no doubt strengthen in the summer. I hope they can go on and fulfill their potential,” Wilson concluded.