Hearts defender Craig Halkett faces former club Rangers this weekend looking to come away with some “positive memories” from Ibrox as he insists there’s “no reason” the Jambos can’t extend their unbeaten run beyond Saturday’s trip across the M8.

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Halkett in action for the Jambos (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

The Tynecastle side remains the only unbeaten club in the Premiership and face the champions at Ibrox knowing a win would see them leapfrog Rangers and into top spot.

While Halkett is looking to make some memories at Ibrox, the central defender admits it has been a tough few years in Gorgie as the Jambos were relegated to the Championship before roaring back last season by winning the title and gaining promotion at the first attempt.

That’s created a positive atmosphere around the club and Halkett thinks that has played a massive role in helping Robbie Neilson’s side put in such impressive performances this season.


“It has been a difficult few years but this is now where I feel Hearts should be and I’m happy to be a part of it,” Halkett said.

“It’s night and day, it’s all positive and you can see it and feel it around the training ground.

“Everyone comes in bubbly and happy, it’s a great atmosphere and that’s reflected when we play on a Saturday. We are playing well and you can see that in the results, we are scoring goals and keeping clean sheets.

“It’s all positive at the moment. I’ve been back to Ibrox three times, twice with Livingston and once with Hearts and there haven’t been any positive memories.

“I certainly haven’t been there with as much confidence and belief as we have at Hearts at the moment. The start to the season that we’ve had has contributed massively towards that.

“We are the only unbeaten team in the league so far and it’s a record we want to keep going as long as possible.

“There’s no reason why we can’t go to Ibrox and get a result given the confidence we have and the run of results that we’ve had.”

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