Peter Haring 'can't wait for more' after finally making Hearts comeback

Austrian has been absent since 2019 Scottish Cup final through injury

Peter Haring last played for Hearts in the 2019 Scottish Cup final. Picture: SNS
Peter Haring last played for Hearts in the 2019 Scottish Cup final. Picture: SNS

Peter Haring expressed his ‘delight’ after making his long-awaited return from injury in a closed-door bounce game against Falkirk.

Hearts won the game 3-0 thanks to goals from Liam Boyce, Jamie Walker and Craig Wighton, though it was the sight of the Austrian in a Hearts top for the first time since the 2019 Scottish Cup final that excited fans the most ahead of the new season.

The 27-year-old has been struggling with pain in his pelvic and groin area for the best part of two years and Hearts have been bringing him along slowly after he underwent surgery earlier this year.

But Haring, who replaced Irving for the final 15 minutes against Falkirk, insists he’s feeling good and can’t wait for further opportunities in the coming weeks.

He told the Hearts website: “It’s been a wee while since I wore a Hearts jersey! I’m delighted, it wasn’t too long today but I felt decent so I can’t complain.

“I spoke to the gaffer at the start of last week and he asked how I felt about getting some minutes under my belt today. I said as long as everything felt good I was happy to play and I couldn’t wait for today.

“The touch was average but my body feels good so I’m really happy. As far as I know I’ll get some more minutes against Partick at Tynecastle on Saturday so I’m looking forward to that.

“I’m just happy to get my first minutes and I can’t wait for more to come.”

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