Recent Hearts arrival Craig Halkett is hopeful that his move to Tynecastle will lead to a Scotland call-up.
Halkett joined Hearts on a pre-contract agreement from Livingston, and he is hopeful he can follow in the footsteps of John Souttar to international recognition.
“Hearts are a massive club, and they have already had a few players getting international recognition” Halkett said, as reported by the BBC.
“So I knew that coming here would help me. It’s going to be a challenge and it’s one I’m looking forward to, but the Scotland cap is a long-term target of mine.”
“A long-term target”
In the short-term, Halkett’s goal must be to get into the Hearts side. At the moment John Souttar and Christophe Berra are the Hearts centre-backs.
But Halkett must be part of Craig Levein’s plans for the future. With Berra coming towards the end of his career, Halkett could be part of the Hearts backline for years to come alongside Souttar.
Excellent for Livingston
Halkett had an excellent season for Livingston in their return to the Premiership. He was part of a defence which conceded only 42 goals in 28 games.
That record was very impressive for a team that had just been promoted. It is no wonder that Hearts were eager to snap the player up.
Now Halkett has set a goal for the future, it will be interesting to see if he achieves it.