Hearts face a tough task in their first league game after the international break. They take on Premiership leaders Rangers at Tynecastle.
To have a chance of getting a result in that match, the Tynecastle side need to have as many players back from injury as possible.
The good news for the Tynecastle side is that midfielder Peter Haring will make his long-awaited return to the Hearts side.
The player is back training
“He’s back training, not with us but back on the grass and doing quite a lot so I’d be hopeful that he can make a difference. I’ll squeeze him in somewhere” Hearts boss Craig Levein said, as reported by Edinburgh Live.
The return of Haring would be a real boost for Hearts, in what has been a poor start to the season. Haring has not played for the Tynecastle side since last season’s Scottish Cup Final, having been hampered with a pelvic issue.
But now it seems that he is set to return to first-team action. The timing is excellent for the Tynecastle side. Not only will he be available for the league game against Rangers, but should he suffer no further setbacks then he could be fit for the Betfred Cup semi-final against the Ibrox side.
Hearts’ poor form has a good chance of ending when the Tynecastle side’s lengthy injury list begins to ease. Having Haring back in the side would be a good start.
Starred at the start of last season
The player was vital to Hearts’ excellent start to last season, a run which the Tynecastle side have found it difficult to replicate.
Having injured players return could also ease the pressure on Craig Levein, as the more players return, the better the chances of getting a good result.
Overall, the return of Haring can only be a good thing for Hearts, and it could perhaps be the start of an upturn in fortunes for the Tynecastle side.