Steven Naismith fires warning at Celtic fans ahead of clash v Hearts
Former Rangers forward Steven Naismith has warned Celtic fans that he will be aiming to get the last laugh on Tuesday night when Hearts travel to Parkhead.
Naismith, 31, joined the Edinburgh club on loan for the rest of the season from Norwich this month after previously admitting that he would be interested in a return to Ibrox.
The centre-forward is yet to find the net for Hearts in his first three appearances back in Scottish football, which he ditched when leaving Rangers in 2012 in the wake of their financial meltdown.
Now, as a former Ger, he is gearing up for a trip to Celtic in his side’s next Scottish Premiership clash.
Hearts hammered Brendan Rodgers’ side 4-0 last time they met in December, putting to an end a 69-game unbeaten run in domestic football.
Naismith appears eager to help earn yet another victory for the Jambos against the league leaders and he admits that he will thrive in any kind of hostilities he receives.
“It will be the usual welcome,” said Naismith, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
“As a footballer, I enjoy that. I’ve always enjoyed going to Celtic Park.
“I thrive on that type of abuse or banter, whatever you want to call it. I like it because I know that, if I can create a goal or score a goal, I have the last laugh.”
Naismith had been on the fringes of the Norwich squad in the English Championship before making his loan move to Tynecastle.
He had been restricted to playing Under-23s football and had made just three first-team appearances for the Canaries, something which he has already matched at Hearts.
In other Celtic news, the Bhoys have tabled a six-figure bid for this proven top-flight performer.
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