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Walker: Fans deserve kit recognition

25th November 2015

Jamie Walker honoured to wear new 3rd kit and says fans deserve recognition for saving the club.

Jamie Walker believes the new Foundation Tribute jersey is no less than the Hearts support deserve after they helped to save the club.

The first-team will wear the limited edition 3rd kit against Motherwell on Saturday, as both clubs celebrate fan ownership with the launch of the #WellBuiltFoundations campaign.

The Jambos will run out at Fir Park wearing the unique kit, which bears the name of 8,000 Foundation of Hearts pledgers, and Jamie thinks it’s a fitting tribute to the fans who have played their part in keeping the club alive.

Speaking to HeartsTV, he said: “It’s obviously been a massive journey. We’ve come a long way and I think, as you’ve seen, that fan ownership maybe is the way to go.

“It’s working well just now with Hearts and hopefully we can keep that going.

“The fans saved the club and it’s great that they’re getting the recognition with the strip that we’ll wear here at Fir Park on Saturday, so we’re looking forward to it.”

Though he modelled the 3rd kit at today’s media event, alongside Motherwell captain Keith Lasley, FoH Chairman Brian Cormack and Well Society Secretary Tom Feely, the flying winger won’t be wearing it on Saturday as he continues his rehabilitation from injury.

With rest being a key component, along with shockwave therapy, he’s hopeful of being back in action sooner rather than later.

“I’ve got a bit of tendonitis so I’ve been getting treatment for that,” he said. “It’s getting better so hopefully I’m not far away.”

Jamie's interview can be watched in full on HeartsTV.