First Team

A victory to build on

16th October 2017

Jamie Walker pleased with Saturday's victory as Hearts prepare for a run of 10 games in the capital.

Jamie Walker believes Saturdays’ win in Dingwall was just what the doctor ordered ahead of a hectic period of fixtures.

The Hearts number seven scored the Jambos’ winner in a 2-1 victory against Ross County on Saturday afternoon. The boys in maroon played the majority of the second half with ten men following Connor Randall’s dismissal and Jamie was pleased with how the side coped with the pressure.

“We came up the night before to try and prepare as well as we could. It was a tough game and we had to play a lot of it with ten men but we defended well which was pleasing,” said Jamie.

“It was a massive three points and sets us up nicely for the three big games that are coming up.”

Hearts face St Johnstone at BT Murrayfield this coming Saturday before journeying to Easter Road on Tuesday for the first Edinburgh Derby of the season. The Jambos’ next ten Ladbrokes Premiership fixtures will all be played in Edinburgh and Jamie admits the Gorgie boys are entering a crucial period of the season.

“We’ve had a lot of turn around in personnel over the last five or six months, so we’re still trying to find out feet. So we’re delighted to have picked up three points in Dingwall as it’s a tough place to come.

“We knew all along that it was going to be tough with so many away games. We now come into a run of home games and these games will be massive for us.”