Coventry City’s Liam Kelly reckons that his teammate Gervane Kastaneer will be a success in his loan spell at Hearts. Kastaneer has joined the Tynecastle club until the end of the season.

Kelly believes that one area of the game that the 24-year-old will thrive in is the physical nature of the game in Scotland. He thinks that aspect of the Scottish game will suit Kastaneer down to the ground.

“The strongest guy”

“He is the strongest guy at Coventry and physicality won’t be a problem for him in Scotland. But he is also very quick and direct and has loads of quality in the final third” he said.

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Gervane Kastaneer in action for Coventry City (Photo by Morgan Harlow/Getty Images)

“When he goes one-v-one with a defender it can be quite a frightening prospect and there’s a good chance he’ll produce something good” Kelly continued.


Kelly also believes that the move to Hearts is boost for all parties involved. If he does well at Hearts it could lead to more game time at Coventry next season.

“That will benefit him”

“Gervane desperately needs to go and play football. That will benefit him, and hopefully he can do it for Hearts week in, week out. He has been training well, so I would expect he’ll be ready to go straight in if Hearts want this weekend.

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Gervane Kastaneer has joined Hearts until the end of the season (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

“Gervane is a good guy. He speaks good English and will be well liked in the dressing room. If he produces what he’s capable of then Hearts fans will love him too” Kelly concluded.

Robbie Neilson might well be hoping that Kastaneer enjoys his time at Tynecastle so much that he wants to join the club on a permanent basis. Only time will tell on that.

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