First team

Naismith: More To Come

26 January 2024

Steven Naismith wants Hearts to start well against Aberdeen when the two sides meet at Tynecastle tomorrow.


The boys in maroon welcome Barry Robson’s Dons to Gorgie in an exciting cinch Premiership clash – with Hearts on a high following a thrilling 3-2 comeback win against Dundee in midweek.


Whilst pleased with how his team has picked up vital points in recent weeks, Naismith wants to see a more controlled performance from the off come kick-off tomorrow afternoon.  


“Everyone that was involved in Tuesday night is fine,” he told the media ahead of the game.


“We had a few boys come off with knocks, but that was more about managing the impact.


“At the time, it hinders them, but everyone trained today and looking good ahead of tomorrow. Cammy’s progressing well and Boycie is probably at the stage where we don’t want to push him.


“It’ll be a tough game, as it always is against Aberdeen. We’re two clubs operating in the same ballpark. If we can start fast, much like we did on Tuesday in our second half performance, then we give ourselves a good chance.


“Starting well is so important because we need to stop giving ourselves more work to do to get a result as we have in the last two home games. We need to focus on ourselves because what other teams do isn’t relevant.


“Every time we win, it takes us closer to our target.”