Robbie on derby magnitude

20 January 2023

The Jambos lock horns with our city rivals as both clubs kick off their Scottish Cup journey in a mouthwatering fourth round tie, and the boss is under no illusions how much this fixture means to the Hearts support.
“Look, it’s always a massive game and the one you look for at the start of the season,” he told the media ahead of the match. “It’s a Scottish Cup game as well which adds something different to the occasion. We’re looking forward to it.  
“Derbies work both ways. It’s good to go into them in good form, but it can also serve as the catalyst for starting a run of form. No matter what happens, we need to show up and perform well.
“The players understand the magnitude of the game going into it. We’ll have a full hourse and a full allocation. It’s then up to us to turn up and get the right result.”

You can catch the manager's press conference in full on Hearts TV.