Livingston defender Craig Halkett on potential move to Hearts

Livingston captain Craig Halkett has admitted it’s a “compliment” to be linked with a move to Hearts.

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The centre-back is reportedly on Craig Levein’s shortlist of prospective new signings this summer, while rivals Hibs have also been credited with an interest.

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Halkett is out of contract at the end of the campaign and is expected to move on from the West Lothian club after helping them to back-to-back promotions following their 2016 relegation to League One.


While the 23-year-old is flattered by the interest, he insists he’s not in any hurry to make a decision on his future.

He said: “There’s a good group of maybe nine or ten of us who have been with the club since League One and the double promotions. So, I think it’s only fair that the boys who have performed well go on and get their moves.

“That’s what happens in football and I don’t think you can begrudge anyone if they do move on to bigger and better things. I think it is like the end of an era and we’ve just got to enjoy it while it’s still happening.

“For me, it’s a nice compliment to be linked with a team as big as Hearts but it’s something I just let my agent deal with. I am just trying to concentrate on playing football with Livingston.

“I’m not sure what is going to happen next season because I have not made my mind up. Once the end of the season comes, I will make my decision.”