B team

Fox: We keep learning and improving

16 March 2024

Hearts B head coach Liam Fox was full of praise for his Wee Jambos side after they picked up their third victory in eight days with a 1-0 victory over Linlithgow Rose at Prestonfield.


It was a first-half that the men in maroon dominated, but they couldn’t find the breakthrough until after the interval, with Callum Sandilands volleying home the only goal of the game.



Speaking to the Official Hearts Website, Fox said:


 “Up until we scored, we were really good," he said. "We passed the ball really well; we caused them all sorts of problems just with our rotations and the way we moved the ball.


“That’s the stuff we work on all the time, so that was all really good, my only complaint was that we didn’t put the ball in the net. We got ourselves in some really good positions and we didn’t capitalise on that.


“You’re always worried in games like that, when you’re so dominant and create so many chances, but don’t take them, that they can come back to bite you.


“After the goal, we did a couple of chances off the back of that, if we’d taken one of those it would’ve made the end of the game much more comfortable. But I have to give credit to the players, because they’ve had a really tough week with three really tough games.


“They managed the game really well at the end. Linlithgow had a couple of half chances towards the end, but that is always going to happen. We defended our box really well, defended crosses really well.


“Liam McFarlane was excellent again today. So, all in all, it’s been a really tough week, but I’m really pleased with the progress we’re making.”


It’s now five wins in a row for the Jambos as they remain second in the Lowland League and Fox admits, that the players are learning and gathering momentum.


“You can see the momentum and the confidence in them. But their attitude and application has been fantastic since the minute I came in. I can’t praise them enough for that, but now you can see that they’re learning and improving.


“Confidence is such a big thing in football and winning helps as well of course, but the challenge for the boys is to keep producing performances to catch the eye of the manager and the first team staff. So, we’re happy with where we’re at, but we know we’ve got more that we need to do.”