GMS: Fans will lift us against Killie31 August 2022
Newly promoted Killie are back in Gorgie for the first time since 2020, with a spot in the next round of the League Cup up for grabs. There’s set to be a special resonance tomorrow night – with both the Ayrshire side and the League Cup proving to be tricky waters for Hearts in past seasons.
But with Tynie set to be another cauldron of noise under the Gorgie lights, GMS knows the energy will give the men in maroon a boost.
“Cup competitions are always huge,” he told the press in his pre-match media conference. “We all love playing at Tynecastle, it’s the best place to be. There’ll be no shortage of motivation for us because we feel we’ve got a squad that’s well equipped to deal with what will be a tough game against Kilmarnock.
“We want to go out, put on show, and score some goals. Having the full houses help greatly, it gives us motivation to do well. The backing of the fans makes Tynecastle very difficult for the opposition to play in.”
It’ll be a slightly different looking Hearts side that runs out tomorrow night, with Liam Boyce and Kye Rowles both picking up long-term injuries in our 3-2 win against St. Johnstone.
GMS has backed his teammates to show the mental strength needed in recovery and reckons his teammates will come back bigger and stronger.
“Injuries are the worst part of being a footballer,” he added. “After we found out the extent of it, you really feel for them. I know they’ll get their heads around it, because they’re both great pros. They’ll do everything to come back stronger.”