By Steven Campbell and Ben Banks

Christophe Berra says he isn’t getting any slower as the Dundee defender believes he still has ‘unfinished business’ at Hearts.

The former Jambos captain was bombed out by new manager Daniel Stendel in December. He was stripped of the Gorgie captaincy and demoted to the Reserve squad.

Berra is on loan at Dundee from Hearts.

Berra is on loan at Dundee from Hearts. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

On deadline day he made a move to Dundee. The 34-year-old will spend the rest of the season at Dens Park and made his debut away to Morton in a 1-1 draw.

Wearing the number seven on his back, he threaded a lovely ball to Kane Hemmings for the Dee goal. Speaking after the game, Berra has hit out at those who have criticised his pace as he cites ‘unfinished’ Tynecastle work.

“I’ve been working ahead myself. I’m not up to speed but that’ll come,” said Berra. “I had other offers in England but Dundee were always very keen. It’s a big club with a good squad.

Berra’s ready for Dee action. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“I think I’ve still got a lot to give. People will write you off because of your age. I’ve spoke to many people, ‘He’s losing pace, he’s slow.’ Ask anyone I’ve worked under, I’m probably one of the fastest in the team.

“That’s one of my attributes. I look after myself and you see people playing until their 40. I don’t know if that’ll be me but it’s just good to be back out there after everything that happened.

“What’s happened at Hearts has happened. There’s a lot of unfinished business. I’m a Hearts fans and I just want them to do well. I’ve got a lot friends there.

Sad end. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

“A new manager comes in and has his new ideas. I’m not getting any younger but I still think I’ve got a few more years in me.”

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