Hearts defender Craig Halkett is one of a number of Tynecastle stars out of contract this summer, and the former Livingston defender has admitted that he’s “not given much thought” to a new deal yet as he gets his head down and focuses on his performances.

Halkett joins the likes of defensive partner John Souttar, Craig Gordon, Andy Halliday, Stephen Kingsley and a host of others who are out of contract this summer, with Souttar already touted for a move away amid reported interest from Rangers, Stoke City and Blackburn Rovers.

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The former Rangers kid isn’t in any rush to sit down and talk with the Jambos hierarchy over a new deal, insisting it is still early days – although Hearts will be acutely aware that he’ll be free to discuss terms with other clubs in just a few months.

“My contract is up in the summer and there has been no chat,” Halkett said.

“I’m just getting my head down and working hard in training and playing my football. It’s something I’ve not given much thought to.

 

“It’s still early and there’s a long way to go.”

The Jambos head to Ibrox this weekend looking to extend their unbeaten run and overtake Rangers at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

While there might not be a new deal on the table yet for Halkett, continuing Hearts’ excellent start to the season will make it inevitable that fresh terms are offered to the centre-back.

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