Hearts beginning to see the best of Craig Wighton, says Robbie Neilson

Hearts boss Robbie Neilson reckons fans are finally seeing a fully fit Craig Wighton.

By Joel Sked
Saturday, 24th October 2020, 5:17 pm
Updated Saturday, 24th October 2020, 6:28 pm
Robbie Neilson reckons Hearts fans are beginning to see the best version of Craig Wighton. Picture: SNS
Robbie Neilson reckons Hearts fans are beginning to see the best version of Craig Wighton. Picture: SNS

The 23-year-old was the matchwinner on Friday night as the Tynecastle club defeated Arbroath 1-0 win at Gayfield.

Wighton’s fourth of the season saw him run on to a pass from Michael Smith before nonchalantly lofting the ball over goalkeeper Derek Gaston.

It was a moment which “delighted” Neilson who brought the forward on to replace Josh Ginnelly.

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The Hearts boss noted that the player is finally over a serious injury which kept the player out of most of the 2017/18 season prior to moving to Tynecastle.

“He's come back a different player,” Neilson said. “To his credit, in lockdown he worked really hard.

"Also, he was out with a cruciate injury. Even when you come back to so called full fitness it can take you a year to 18 months to feel back at it again.

"I think we are seeing that again, the confidence, the belief in his body.”

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