There has not been a lot of good news for Hearts recently. The team are struggling at the wrong end of the Premiership table, and manager Craig Levein has been under pressure. The club have also had to deal with a lengthy injury list.
However, some good news may be on the horizon. The Daily Record is reporting that Jamie Walker, who returned to the club in the summer, may be back from a leg injury earlier than expected.
The report goes on to claim that the player will probably not make the post international break match against Rangers, but his return might not be far away. Walker suffered the injury against Motherwell in August.
Player can provide much-needed guile and creativity
The return of Walker will be a major boost for a Hearts team that has struggled this season. He has the creativity and guile that the club have been lacking for the most part this season.
Hearts have had a staggering number of injuries so far this season. That might well be a reason why they have struggled to put together a run of results this season.
The return of Walker could help Hearts to get their season, which has failed to really take off in the Premiership in particular.
During Walker’s first spell at the Tynecastle club he was an excellent player. If he can replicate that in his second spell, then he could prove to be a very astute signing.
Injury issues may finally be easing
Hearts do seem to be on the verge of having some of their most important players available for selection once more.
Craig Levein recently revealed that both Steven Naismith and Peter Haring could be in contention to face Rangers next Sunday.
Should Naismith, Haring and Walker all return to the Hearts side sooner rather than later, then the Tynecastle side’s results might well start to pick up.