Andy Halliday's Tynecastle comments BEFORE signing Hearts fans will love

Robbie Neilson’s new recruit explained why the stadium is his favourite

By Joel Sked
Thursday, 1st October 2020, 12:30 pm
Updated Thursday, 1st October 2020, 1:03 pm
Andy Halliday has spoken of his love of Tynecastle Park. Picture: SNS
Andy Halliday has spoken of his love of Tynecastle Park. Picture: SNS

New Hearts signing Andy Halliday got some fans thinking that he was set for a move to Tynecastle three months before signing.

The former Rangers midfielder penned a two-year deal to join the Championship side earlier in the week.

It was a signing that was widely welcomed by Hearts fans with the player capable of playing a number of positions, while adding experience, personality and character to the squad.

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Back in June, Halliday had some supporters thinking that he would end up at the club after waxing lyrical about Tynecastle Park in an interview with Si Ferry on Open Goal.

The 28-year-old sampled the ground in full voice twice last season. He was on the bench for both of Rangers’ defeats in Gorgie when Steven Gerrard’s men came unstuck against Daniel Stendel’s side in the league and Scottish Cup.

“My favourite stadium to play in is Tynecastle,” he enthused. “I love playing at Tynecastle.

“It's how much the fans are on top of you, it’s brilliant. It's a proper cauldron. When they are selling out and going well , the place is rocking mate.

"I used to love playing at Tynecastle.”

On signing for Hearts, Halliday revealed that he had a family connection to the club and the Foundation of Hearts with the cousin of his father, Garry, a director for the fan group.

“He is Hearts-mad and he’s got a good relationship with the fans being in the supporters’ trust,” Halliday said. “I’m glad I made some people happy.”

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