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I am very
Friday May 4 2007
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sorry
never do
this again
, Iʼll
By SHAUN MILNE
LARYEA KINGSTON has spoken of
his regret over the race row
shame that saw him stung by a
three-match SFA ban on Tuesday
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for foul and abusive language
towards a match official.
The on-loan midfielder was
red-carded at Pittodrie for a
high challenge on Barry
Nicholson. But the red mist
descended on the Ghanian
international who had to be led
away by team-mate Christophe
Berra after branding referee
Steve Conroy a racist.
The whistler was incensed by
EARTS are close to
the remark, and in his match
offering Laryea
By SHAUN MILNE
report, stated the comments had
Kingston a deal to
shaun@planethearts.co.uk
been of a “seriously significant
stay on at Tynecastle
nature” allowing the SFA to
throw the book at him.
despite the ongoing
with the team. I am looking forward, if
Instead, they restricted it to a
row over his three
it is possible, for me to stay
to have a good season here next year
. I intend
three match ban, but one which
match ban imposed by the SF
Club sources say there is “little
A.
He added: “To be champions in the
.”
doubt” the Ghanaian international will
SPL
be of
Supporters have been quick to
will be possible for Hearts.”
They added: “Kingston has proven
fered a money-spinning deal.
warm to the dreadlocked wonder
himself to be one of our best players
who has banished fears that the
since he arrived. W
Hearts midfield would crumble
in the most recent of our games.
e saw that clearly
after former star Paul Hartley’
move to Celtic
s
have made it plain how keen they are
“Stevie Frail and Anatoly Korobochka
to of
shots and deft deliveries have had
Kingston’s slick passing, clinical
that he is more than happy to stay
fer him a deal, and Larry has said
.
Jam
And Kingston said that the extra
Tarts fans raving about him.
sooner rather than later
“I’d expect an announcement
practice he puts in after training is
RED MIST: Kingston is sent off
amazed if he didn’t remain.”
. I’d be utterly
well worth the ef
particularly when it comes to his
fort to impress, would effectively end his season
for Hearts unless the club made
the end of the season from Russian
Kingston is currently on loan until
corner kicks, which have had
the decision to lodge an appeal.
outfit T
opposition defences panicking.
Speaking before Tuesday’s
The coaching staf
erek Grozny.
hearing at Hampden, where he
offered his unreserved apologies
to have been impressed by the
f are understood After every training session I’ve been
He said: “I’ve been doing this a lot.
to the referee, Kingston vowed
midfielder
giving myself around 45 minutes the whole affair was something
his application in training, particularly
’s displays on the pitch and practising my technique.”
he wanted to put behind him.
after his recent red card shame. recent Hearts revival, Kingston is
With Aberdeen next in line for the
He said: “I am very sorry for
whatever happened against
from of
But they are said to have held of
fering a permanent move,
f certain his teammates have what it
Aberdeen. Nothing like that is
fearful of robbing him of his hunger
takes to pip Dons to Europe, with
going to happen again.”
He explained that, with Hearts
and desire at such a vital time.
or without him. staring at defeat, his frustra-
tions simply boiled over and his
remain at Hearts in the hope that it
Kingston stated he is desperate to
Hearts can do it with so few games
Asked in an interview for Setanta if
temper got the better of him.
could prove a stepping stone to
Conroy was scheduled to
Europe or the English Premiership.
ball, and in football anything can
to go, he said: “For sure. This is foot-
appear at Tynecastle as fourth
He said: “I’m ready to stay, yes.
happen. W
official on Sunday against
go, we have still to play them. So,
e have a few games to
Aberdeen, but was switched to a
game on Monday as Hearts
until the end of the season, but I am
“At the moment I have a loan deal
yes, we can.”
considered a possible appeal.
happy to be at Hearts.
Hearts were due to make their
decision over whether or not to
management, and hopefully if
“My money guy is in talks with the
last match against
Kingston was red carded in the
lodge an appeal on Friday.
everything goes well I’m very happy
Pittodrie, for a high tackle.
Aberdeen, at
An appeal would free Kingston
to stay in Scotland, very happy to stay
punishment for accusing the match
He then receiving further
to play in their crunch Euro run-
referee of being racist.
in matches, but could leave the
club open to further action.
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