Kyle Lafferty believes that his international partner Conor Washington will come good for Hearts.

The ex-Jambo has played with the new maroon striker on Northern Ireland duty.

Lafferty has backed his international friend Washington to succeed at Hearts. (MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images)

Lafferty is in no doubt over whether the ex-QPR striker can be a success at Tynecastle.

He told the Edinburgh Evening News: “People don’t realise how big a club they are but they are a terrific club who’ve signed Conor Washington – an international team-mate of mine.

“He’s someone who will score goals and that’s what Hearts need right now.”

Washington looked decent on his Hearts league debut

Washington made his Premiership debut for Hearts, but couldn’t prevent his new side from slipping to a 3-2 defeat.

He impressed on his league debut. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

To his credit, both he and Steven Naismith sparked Craig Levein’s men into life at Pittodrie.

The Northern Irishman was constantly pressing the Aberdeen defence and showed some decent flashes of pace and technical ability.

His energy was infectious, and it gave Hearts a lift for 20 minutes or so in the second half.

He gave the Jambos a lift. (Photo by Harry Murphy/Getty Images)

You’d like to think he did enough during his substitute appearance that he’ll now start against Ross County in Hearts’ next Premiership match.

All that’s left for Washington to do is get amongst the goals. He hasn’t netted at club level since 2018, so he’ll be hungry for a goal to kickstart his Gorgie career.

It was an impressive league debut from him though. Lafferty seems confident that his fellow Northern Irishman will do the business for Levein.

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