Hearts recently completed the permanent signing of Jamie Walker from Wigan. The player has returned to Tynecastle after originally leaving to join the Latics in January 2018.

Now he is back in Edinburgh, and he the attacking midfielder has revealed that it is the opportunity to play regular first-team football that led him to rejoin Hearts.

“Can’t wait to get back playing”

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“I’m delighted to be back. This club means a lot to me and I can’t wait to get back playing every week” he told Hearts TV, as cited by the official Hearts website.

“It’s been frustrating. As a football player you want to be playing football.”

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Walker was excellent in his first spell at Hearts. He played a vital part in helping the Tynecastle side return to the Premiership when they won the Championship in 2014/15.

Lack of playing time at Wigan

However, his move to Wigan didn’t work out at all. A lack of playing time was to blame. He only made nine appearances in two seasons at Wigan.

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Walker did feature regularly on loan at Peterborough in the first-half of last season, until a knee injury brought his season to an early end.

If Walker can recapture his Hearts form second time around, he could turn out to be a very astute signing by Craig Levein.

 

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