Craig Wighton admits his Hearts career is likely over

Attacker is on loan at Arbroath until the end of the season

Monday, 27th January 2020, 12:13 pm
Updated Monday, 27th January 2020, 12:19 pm

Craig Wighton admitted his Hearts career could well be over after the Tynecastle loanee started life at Arbroath with a goal and a win.

The 22-year-old scored what proved to be the winning goal after being pitched straight into the starting XI by Red Lichties' boss Dick Campbell.

The attacker made the move to the Championship side despite interest from his former club Dundee.

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Craig Wighton on his debut for Arbroath. Picture: SNS

Wighton was allowed to leave Tynecastle in the January window after being informed by new manager Daniel Stendel that he wouldn't be in his plans, and the player doesn't foresee that changing when his loan expires this summer.

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He told the Scottish Sun: “It’s been a tough couple of years for me. I went to Hearts and it hasn’t worked out.

“I’ve had a few injuries and, when I was given a chance I didn’t do myself justice in games.

“It’s up to me to come here and do well to kickstart my career.

“I almost went back to Dundee. There was a lot of talk between the clubs but the whole thing was dragging on and I needed to find a move.

He continued: “I’m not sure I have a future at Hearts. As long as the manager is there I won’t be in his plans.

“I’ve gone on loan to give myself options in the summer — whether that’s at Hearts or elsewhere — but my focus is on Arbroath right now.”