Hearts defender Craig Halkett has insisted his only focus is on staying fit and performing the best he can for the Jambos – despite admitting he’s yet to open talks with the Tynecastle side over a new contract before his existing deal ends in the summer.

The 26-year-old joined Hearts from Livingston three years ago and has been a regular in the side at Tynecastle ever since, making 75 appearances for the Jambos and playing almost every minute so far this season.

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EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – FEBRUARY 29: Oliver Bozanic of Hearts and Craig Halkett of Hearts celebrate at the final whistle during the Scottish Cup Quarter Final match between Hearts and Rangers at Tynecastle Park on February 29, 2020 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Halkett isn’t too worried about his future yet though and wants to continue playing as well as he can, insisting that “whatever happens, happens” when it comes to his future beyond this season.

“My contract is up at the end of the season and, as of yet, we haven’t had any talks,” he said talking to the Edinburgh Evening News. “Right now, I’m just focusing on the football, getting my head down, staying fit and playing the best I can.

“No matter what position you are in with your contract or how many years you’ve got left, you just want to get your head down and focus. That’s what I’ve been doing.

“Obviously you know in the back of your mind that your contract is up at the end of the season, so you want to play as well as you can. Hopefully, the club sees you as a player they want to keep for the future. Once that bridge comes, then we will cross it.

“As it stands just now, I’m just getting my head down and working hard. For me, it’s just about playing football on a Saturday. As long as I’m starting every game and performing well, I’m happy to do that. Then whatever happens, happens.”

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