Looking forward04 June 2023
St. Mirren are the visitors to Tynecastle on Saturday as the Jambos look to get back to winning ways in the cinch Premiership after a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Kilmarnock at Rugby Park last time out.
The boss knows that all focus has to be on rounding off the final games before the split on a high note, but hopes that home comforts can be a boon to his team after more than three weeks on the road.
“Of course, we were disappointed with the result on Saturday but we’ve just got to get ourselves ready for the game at the weekend. We’re back at Tynecastle, where we’ve got a great record this season,” he told the media ahead of the game.
“The atmosphere will be good, and we’ll be looking to get a win so can get up and going again.
“We’ve already scored more goals this season than we did last year. Outside of Rangers and Celtic, we’ve had more games than anyone else. Recently, we’ve had tough games at Aberdeen and Kilmarnock where we haven’t been able to show the consistency, we did in the first half of the season.
“We’ve got two home games and a derby before the split. We want to take maximum points and hopefully we’ll be sitting in a totally different position. There’s no point looking back the way: we want to go into this next period positively and make sure we get a result.
“It’s pretty simple, we need to score more goals and concede less. We lost pretty soft goals at the weekend, which wasn’t like us. The confidence comes from being at Tynecastle, in front of our fans.”