Smith: Toby has that in the locker

19 January 2023

Sibbick fired a 50-yard diagonal pass to Smith who was bombing down the right, a perfect first touch with the right boot and a curling finish with the left doubled the Hearts lead, but Smith was full of praise for his teammate.

“Toby has that in the locker,” he said. “It is just stuff the gaffer wants us to do. Make those runs in behind and stretch the game and thankfully it worked tonight, and I got a goal from it.

“We spoke before the game about it being a great chance for us to try cement third place against Aberdeen, who were close enough to us in the table.

“In the first half, I thought we were really clinical without playing unbelievably well. But sometimes it goes like that and you’re 4-0 up and cruising at half-time and that second half can be tough, but we managed to get another goal and a clean sheet which is very pleasing.”