Cammy Devlin wanted to give Hearts keeper Craig Gordon a KISS after one of his saves against Celtic in midweek.

And the Aussie admits he’d love to emulate his pal by performing at the top in his late 30s.

Devlin has been blown away by how good the Scotland keeper is since arriving here in the summer.

The Jambos midfielder believes they’re fortunate to have Gordon as their skipper – but says players at the other end of the pitch need to repay him with goals.

The veteran No.1 was excellent again on Thursday night in their 1-0 defeat at Parkhead.

But Devlin knows there’s little point in Gordon playing out of his skin at the back if Robbie Neilson’s men aren’t creating and taking chances in attack.

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Ahead of Sunday’s Premiership clash with Livingston, Devlin said: “I thought Craig was outstanding against Celtic.

“I’m running out of things to say about him. It’s crazy but we’re so lucky to have him in our goal.

“He gives us that extra bit of confidence, knowing that we have someone of his calibre doing what he’s doing.

“And it’s not only for our team as well, it’s also when he puts on a Scotland jersey.

“It’s remarkable really. He’s had such a long career at the highest level and that’s something I’d really love to do.

“I’ve been picking his brain already about what he does because he’s outstanding. He saves us so many times.

“There was a moment on Thursday night when he made a good stop and I told him I was going to give him a hug and a kiss after the game!

“But we’ve got to change it at the other end of the pitch now. We’re all going to try and contribute up there. But there’s no doubt that having Craig with us is a massive boost for the club.”

Devlin is adamant Hearts deserved something from the game at Parkhead which they lost to a winning goal by Kyogo Furuhashi that looked offside.

But the Jambos are still sitting third in the Premiership table and can get back on track in West Lothian today.

The Australian knows it will be a completely different challenge against the Lions but insists Neilson’s side are desperate to improve their away form and take three points.

They’ve been terrific in Gorgie but haven’t won on the road since beating Dundee United back in August.

Devlin said: “We felt we deserved something against Celtic and the decision at their goal was disappointing.

“It was a harsh one on us but we have to forget about it and move on now.

“Livingston will be a completely different test, 100 per cent.

“From playing in front of 60,000 at one of the biggest stadiums in the country, we’re going to play on artificial turf.

“So it’s a completely different game. We might have a lot more of the ball but it’ll be more of a battle and that’s something we need to be up for – and I’m sure we will be.

“We’ll regroup after Thursday night and focus on bringing three points home with us to get the ball rolling again.

“If we want to be at the top end of the league come the summer, which is where we definitely feel we should be, winning away games is crucial.

“Our home form at Tynecastle is unreal and we’re a lot more comfortable there. The away games are tougher so you need to be more concentrated and focused.

“It’s important for us to get an away win, which we haven’t had for a while, and then build on it.”

Devlin has been a revelation for the Jambos since signing from A-League outfit Newcastle Jets.

He has formed a brilliant partnership with Beni Baningime at the heart of Hearts engine room and admits becoming a key player so soon has exceeded his expectations.

The 23-year-old said: “I’m just really grateful for the chance and feel fortunate to have been thrown in straight away.

“I’ve started 10 games in a row now which is unreal.

“I’m feeling good and that just comes with hard work and repetition. I’m trying to add new things to my game and do what I do well even better.”