Hearts goalkeeper Colin Doyle has vowed to keep battling for his first-team spot after making his return to the side.

Doyle made his first start for the Tynecastle side since February in the recent 2-1 loss to Aberdeen. He plans to keep fighting regular goalkeeper Zdenek Zlamal not only for the rest of this season, but also next season.

“Can’t accept just being a number two”

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“You can’t give up. You can’t accept just being a No.2” he said, as reported by the Evening News.

“When you get your opportunity, you have to take it. The manager didn’t have to give me an opportunity against Aberdeen.”

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It remains to be seen if Doyle features in the Hearts’ last two games of the season. He lost his place in the Hearts side after a late blunder allowed Motherwell to win 2-1 at Fir Park in February.

May feature in final league game

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There is a good chance he plays against Celtic in the final league game of the season on Sunday.

However, it would not be a surprise to see him back on the bench for the Scottish Cup Final. Craig Levein will be picking his strongest possible side for the final, at the moment he seems to think that means Zlamal in goals.

Doyle sounds up for the task if he is selected though, only time will tell how often he features in the next two games.


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