First Team

Best yet to come

4th March 2016

Robbie Neilson believes fans will see the best of his team if they continue to play passing football.

Robbie Neilson believes the supporters will see the best of his side on Saturday, as both Hearts and Partick Thistle like to play passing football.

The Jambos impressed in Tuesday night’s 2-0 over Inverness Caledonian Thistle, as both teams played with the ball on the deck.

Head coach Robbie thinks that if his players stick to their game plan, then the Tynecastle crowd will be impressed with what’s on offer.

Speaking to HeartsTV, he said: “The games we’ve played, with the likes of Abiola Dauda coming in, have been really tough games.

“They’ve been 100 miles per hour, but the game on Tuesday night was a bit more of a football match. We played, Inverness played, and I’m expecting Partick Thistle to be the same on Saturday.

“It gives the guys a chance to actually play some football, get the ball down and make some good movements. I think when we do that then we see the best of them.”

With two home wins in the space of four days already in the bag, the Jambos are aiming to make it three in a week. Robbie insists that his team will be ready to face the challenge that the Jags will pose tomorrow.

“It’s a big one for us on Saturday,” he said. “Obviously with three home games we were talking about taking maximum points, and we’ve managed to win two, so we go into Saturday’s game with good confidence, good spirits and we look forward to it.

“Partick had a great result on Wednesday night. They’ve been a little bit up and down recently, but they’re a team who are pretty stable in the Premiership now and they’ll be aiming for a top six position.”

Photo courtesy of Ron MacNeill