First Team

Big away performance needed

25th August 2016

Hearts must build on their Inverness CT win with a solid display at Firhill, insists Robbie.

Robbie Neilson has called on his team to carry the momentum gained in the win over Inverness CT into Saturday's game against Partick Thistle.

The Jambos produced a marvellous performance as they put five goals past the Highlanders at Tynecastle last Saturday, thereby securing their first league win of the new season. A tricky tie at Firhill now awaits Robbie Neilson's men, however, and the Head Coach insists they must now produce the goods away from home.

Speaking to the press ahead of the upcoming Ladbrokes Premiership fixture, Robbie said:

“We had a great result on Saturday and everyone’s happy now, so we’re looking to carry that on into the game at Partick.

“It’ll be another tough game, they’re a really stable club and an established Premiership side. They’ve got a couple of players out so they’ll have to rotate their team, but it's always a tricky venue to go to.

“We’ve been playing well, however, and we obviously got a big result at home on Saturday. We now have to go and prove we can do it away from home as well. 

“It’s been a big transition this summer. We’ve had a lot of new players coming in and it takes time to adjust. We’re in the process of doing so and it’s about keeping the form going."

This week has seen a number of Hearts stars called up for international duty, with both Callum Paterson and Jack Hamilton set to jet off to Malta with the Scotland A-squad.

Jack was recently handed the number one jersey at Tynecastle and Robbie was delighted to see the young goalkeeper get another call-up. 

“I’m delighted with Jack and getting into the Scotland squad is fantastic for him.

"He was in the squad for their friendlies a few months ago, but to be in a qualifying squad is huge and I’m really pleased for him."