New Hearts signing Craig Halkett has given Jambos fans an idea of what to expect from him this season.

The ex-Livingston defender signed a pre-contract with Craig Levein’s men in April. He’s now raring to go at his new club, following a successful spell with Livi.

New Hearts signing Halkett impressed at Livi. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Speaking to Hearts TV, Halkett said: “I am a quick, strong aggressive defender. I’m not scared to put my head in where it hurts. Obviously I’ll give my all every single game for my team, the fans and the manager.

“I was honoured when Livingston asked me to be the captain. I’d looked at myself as a leader both on and off the pitch, so hopefully I can continue that here.”

Halkett could be Berra’s replacement

As the ex-Livi captain said himself,  he aimed to be a leader ‘on and off the pitch’ at Livi. That’ll be a vital bit of experience for the Jambos, with Christophe Berra’s career entering its twilight years.

Berra’s not getting any younger. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Jambos leader Berra is the man who younger players look to for guidance at Tynecastle. He does everything Halkett did at Livi for the Tynecastle side.

Levein may be looking at Halkett as his replacement. Berra isn’t getting any younger and John Souttar will likely move on in the next couple of seasons.

Halkett could be a defensive mainstay for years if he performs well. He will likely be a brilliant signings for the Jambos.

Leadership material. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

They’ll hope he can develop his already impressive leadership skills further at Tynecastle. Who knows, maybe one day he will be the Hearts captain.

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