Hearts star Stephen Kingsley insists he’s keeping his focus solely on what happens on the pitch amid talks over his Tynecastle future as he enters the final months of his contract with Robbie Neilson’s side.

Kingsley is one of a host of Jambos stars out of contract at the end of the season and Hearts gaffer Neilson confirmed talks have started over keeping the former Swansea City and Hull defender at the club.

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Hearts star Stephen Kingsley and manager Robbie Neilson (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

The 27-year-old admits his next contract will be a “big, big decision” but confessed he’s letting his agent deal with the negotiations with Hearts’ sporting director Joe Savage.

“The next decision I make is probably going to lead me up until I’m 30, so it’s a big, big decision,” Kingsley said.

“From a personal point of view, we’re coming into a really tough time in the season where there’s going to be a lot of games, so I’m just focusing on that just now and whatever happens outside of that I’ll let my agent deal with.

“Conversations have taken place but nothing has happened so far – it is something that will maybe happen in the near future. It is going to be a slow process and we’ll take it as it comes.”

Kingsley has been in fantastic form for Hearts this season, playing a key role as the Jambos have pushed towards the top of the table and chipping in with a handful of goals himself.

With the likes of Craig Halkett, Craig Gordon and John Souttar all out of contract in the summer too, keeping as many of their key players as possible is vital for Hearts if they want to continue building on the last 18 months.

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