First Team

Style suits Adam

22nd August 2014

Adam Eckersley believes Jambos' style of football can make him a better player.

Adam Eckersley has revealed that the Jambos' style of play was the overriding factor in his decision to sign up at Tynecastle.

The former Manchester United and AGF Aarhus full-back has joined the club until the end of the season and he's convinced that Robbie Neilson's footballing philosophy will help him to progress as a player.

Speaking to the press this morning, Adam said: "It seems like their style of football is exactly what's going to suit me. They want their full-backs to attack and get forward and that's right up my street.

"They're young coaches with fresh ideas and that's what I'm looking for; to take my game to the next level. I think that they can help me to do that.

"When I came in Robbie told me that the style of football he likes to play is on the ground, pass and move and that's music to my ears. That's how I was brought up at Manchester United and that's the way I want to continue.

"I want to combine with the midfielders and the strikers and get crosses in and assists. This seems like the perfect club to do that."

The 28-year-old went on to describe how the move to Gorgie came about and insists the move was a "win-win situation".

"I signed for Hearts because they're a massive club," he said. "It's sort of strange because I actually got married in Edinburgh two years ago, and I always wondered what it would be like to play for a club like this.

"When my contract finished in Denmark I got a call from my agent saying that Hearts were interested in bringing me in for a couple of days. I was injured last year with an ankle problem and the club wanted to see that my ankle was fine. Everything went smoothly and it seemed like the right decision.

"I'm really happy to be here. I've only every heard good things about the place. The fans are really supportive and it seemed like a win-win situation."

Adam's press conference is available to watch in full on HeartsTV.