Hearts right-back Jamie Brandon has vowed to learn from his recent red card against Celtic. The player’s first start in 13 months ended poorly, after a red card for an elbow on Jeremy Toljan.
Brandon has declared that the incident will not happen again.
“It’s something I need to learn, not to jump up and use my elbow” he told the Scottish Sun.
The player then disclosed that his manager Craig Levein had discussed the incident with him.
“The manager spoke to me and said he thought it was stupid, but he wouldn’t hold it against me and I had to learn from it.”
Brandon has played for the Jambos since the red card, in the 1-0 loss to Hamilton. He was replaced in the second-half in a poor Hearts performance.
However, the fact that Levein picked the player after his red card shows that he still has faith in the player.
It will be interesting to see if Brandon will keep his place in the Hearts team going forward. The Tynecastle side have some big games in the weeks to come, particularly the Scottish Cup semi-final against Inverness.
If Craig Levein feels that the player has recovered from his injury problems and his red card, then he might well keep his place in the Hearts side for the rest of the season.