Hearts midfielder Peter Haring is fit to play in Saturday’s Scottish Cup Final against Celtic. However, the player himself has admitted that he is taking a risk playing in the game after being out of action for so long.
The midfielder hasn’t played since the semi-final win over Inverness with a groin problem. As it is such a big game though, he has declared himself available for the game.
Haring has admitted that the start of the game could be a gamble for him, but he is confident that he will get fitter as the game goes on.
“It’s always different”
“You can train as much as you want, it’s always different when you go in to a game when you haven’t played for a while” he said, as reported by the Evening News.
“I expect the first ten to 15 minutes to be tough for me as well but as the game goes on I’ll feel comfortable again.”
Too early to tell if gamble was worth taking
If it wasn’t such a big game for Hearts then Craig Levein would not risk Haring. However, it is the Scottish Cup Final. A one-off game. That is why Haring will start the game.
As the player himself admits though, it is a gamble. There is always a danger that he could break down during the match.
But who knows when Hearts will reach the Scottish Cup Final again. Should they win the cup, it has been a gamble well worth taking.