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Injury nightmare over for Hearts midfielder

After 18 months out with injury problems Hearts midfielder Bruno Aguiar is targeting the Edinburgh derby against Hibernian on October 19th. The 26 year old said: "My fitness is about 99% there so it's very good, I am ready to play.

"Every game is the same. Okay, it's the derby but every player likes to play in these games. I am ready and, if the coach wants me to play, I can.

"I think I have a good chance of starting that game because I am training very well and I have played in two reserves games.

"I want to forget about the past and just think about the future.

"The future is Hibs and I want to start; if we win it will be more special for me." The Portuguese midfielder admits he faces a battle to regain his place in the side.

He said: "It's more difficult for me, I need to show I am a good player for the coach. I have confidence in my quality, I need to work like I did before and I think the coach will see good things from me.

"It's good the coach is saying nice things about me but now I want to play and help the team and show my football to the coach, this is the most important thing for me now.

"We have a lot of players with quality but I want to play and I want to help the team. If the coach thinks I can help the team, then I'm ready."

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