Match Preview: Ross County (H) | Opening Day29 July 2022
Here's the lowdown on the Staggies...
Match: Heart of Midlothian v Ross County, 30 July 2022
Competition: cinch Premiership
Venue: Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh, Gorgie, EH11 2NL
Kick Off: 3pm
Hearts TV coverage: Audio for UK & Ireland subscribers, video for HTV International
Tale of the tape
Undoubtedly last season's surprise package, County battled back from a ten-match winless run at the start of the campaign to ending it with a well-deserved top six finish. Malky Mackay underlined his managerial credentials by getting a tune out of a County team that held on to their Premiership status by the skin of it's teeth in the 20/21 season.
This fine form was certainly boosted by the form of Regan Charles-Cook - the English attacker blossomed under Mackay to sign off from Scottish football as the top flight's top marksman with 13 league goals to his name. A summer transfer to Belgium followed, with a clear need to address RCC's departure.
Closer to home; we all know how special last season was down Gorgie way. Robbie Neilson's men sewed up third in style, whilst also making a Scottish Cup final and securing European football for the club for the first time in six years.
Last time out..
The goalkeepers were on top in our last meeting at Tynecastle, as Gorgie rose to say farewell to Scott Wilson.
The gaffer's view
This is our story...
First Meeting: 24th April 1934 | Ross County 1-5 Hearts
Total Meetings: 35
Hearts Wins: 15
County Wins: 2