Hearts attacker Jamie Walker has refuted claims that he didn’t get on with Tynecastle boss Craig Levein. However, he does accept that his original departure from the club didn’t end well.

Walker recently returned to Hearts on a permanent deal after leaving the club for Wigan last year. He admits that his form was affected after Rangers’ bids to sign him were turned down.

“I don’t have regrets about the departure, but maybe the whole Rangers thing. That turned into a bit of a mess” he said, as reported by the Evening News.

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Walker then turned his attention to his relationship with Levein.

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“No hard feelings”

“I’ve always got on with Craig and I like him as a manager. He seems to like me as a player and can get the best out of me, so there were no hard feelings between us.”

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There might have been some upset about the way Walker left Hearts. But if he can hit the ground running on his return to the club all that will be forgotten about.

A bold move

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It was a bold move by Hearts to bring Walker back to the club. However, it should be remembered that he was a key man for the Tynecastle side in his first spell at the club.

With Hearts set to kick off their season in a week’s time in the Betfred Cup, Walker will be looking to get his second spell at the club off to a good start.

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