First Team

Walker: I've got unfinished business

28th June 2019

Jamie Walker has set his sights on recapturing the form that made him such a hit at Hearts the first time around.

The midfielder this afternoon completed his return to Tynecastle, joining from Wigan Athletic on a three-year deal.

The academy graduate scored 40 goals in 181 appearances during his first spell at Hearts, and provided 35 assists. 

He admits its been a frustrating 18-months but he’s ready to prove his quality all over again, and insists there is no place he’d rather do so then back home in Gorgie.

Speaking to HeartsTV this afternoon, he said: “I’m delighted to be back. This club means a lot to me and I can’t wait to get back playing every week.

“It’s been frustrating (the past 18 months). As a football player you want to be playing football.

“I’ve no bad words to say about Wigan. I went there, sometimes things don’t work out and that happened.

 

“I’m delighted to be back here now. I’ve got over my injury and I’m just looking forward to getting back playing.

“I think the last six months when I was here before I left I wasn’t in the best of form but I think if I can find the form of the previous goals and assists mentioned then I’ll be delighted. Here’s to hopefully another 40-odd goals.

“I’m over the moon. When Craig gave me the opportunity, the phonecall to come back, it was always on my mind to return here – maybe a bit quicker than I expected – but I’m delighted to be back and I’m going prove to everyone that I want to be here and I’m going to do well.”

Jamie’s interview is available to watch in full on HeartsTV by clicking here.