Craig Halkett insists he's ready to return v Rangers after seven weeks out
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Craig Halkett insists he's ready to return v Rangers after seven weeks out

Former Rangers youngster Craig Halkett insists that he’s ready to return to action for Hearts tomorrow after seven weeks out through injury – and admits he’s always been targeting making his return against his former club.

Halkett joined the Jambos over the summer after impressing at Livingston but has suffered an injury-hit start to his career at Tynecastle.

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The defender will give interim boss Austin MacPhee another defensive option for the trip to Ibrox and Halkett is just “delighted to be back.”

“It’s been a long time out so I’m just delighted to be back,” Halkett said, as quoted by the Edinburgh Evening News.

“This was the one I was aiming for when I first got injured seven weeks ago. I was given eight to ten weeks as a timeframe and I was always focused on getting back just before that if I could do everything right without hiccups.

“This was the game it fell for.”

Given the length of time Halkett has been out of action, if he does start, 25-goal Alfredo Morelos will no doubt be eager to see just how ready to return the former Rangers kid is.

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After the 2-2 draw with Feyenoord on Thursday night, Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is likely to make some changes to his side for the Ibrox clash.

With a cup final looming on the horizon, Gerrard will be desperate to keep his key players fit and avoid losing them for the Hampden showpiece.

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