Hearts attacked Craig Wighton has admitted that he will have to up his game if he wants to stay at the Tynecastle club.

Wighton failed to score a goal in 19 appearances for Craig Levein’s side. He has revealed that he has to do far better from next season onwards.

“It’s not been the season I wanted, I’m not going to hide away from that” he admitted, as reported by the Evening Express.

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“It’s up to me”

“It’s up to me perform every week to get in the team. There is a lot of competition here, so I need to be better. I’ll go away in the summer, work hard, come back and hopefully I can hit the ground running.”

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Wighton’s comments are incredibly honest, and good to hear from a football player. He knows that if he doesn’t improve next season, his time at Hearts won’t be a long one.

Could salvage Tynecastle career

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If he manages to start next season in a rich vein of from then Wighton could have a chance to salvage his Tynecastle career.

Should he fail to find the net early on next season, he could find his opportunities limited even further.

It seems unlikely that Wighton will ever be the number one striker at Hearts. But even his substitute appearances could be few and far between should he not get off to a good start.



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