First Team

All to play for

19th February 2016

Robbie Neilson looking for quick return to winning ways as Hearts aim to secure top three finish.

Head Coach Robbie Neilson insists his team will do everything they can to catch second-placed Aberdeen during the final months of the season.

The Jambos head to Tannadice on Saturday for their Ladbrokes Premiership clash with bottom-side Dundee United and Robbie is desperate to return to winning ways following the midweek defeat to Hibs.

Speaking to HeartsTV on Friday, he said:

“We spoke to the team immediately after the Hibs game and then again the next morning. We watched the video and reviewed the game as a whole.

“We have to accept the criticism that comes with the defeat, that's the nature of the game. We have to move on quickly and we now focus on Dundee United tomorrow.

“We’re trying to push for second place and I still believe we can do that. We’ve got two games in hand and winning those would put us within five points of Aberdeen.

“We’ll keep pushing hard and try to get as high up the league as we can. We’ve got Ozturk back tomorrow and Augustyn is free too - as the suspension only related to cup games - so the squad is in good health.”