First Team

Bring on the Dons

18th September 2015

Robbie Neilson insists his side are raring to go against the league leaders this Sunday.

Robbie Neilson believes Sunday's clash with league leaders Aberdeen represents the perfect opportunity for his side to bounce back from two straight defeats.

Sunday’s showdown with the Dons at Tynecastle has been sold out for weeks, with the two clubs currently sitting either side of Celtic in the top three of the Ladbrokes Premiership.

Robbie admitted he is full of admiration for the way Derek McInnes’ side have started their season, but believes his team are more than capable of beating the Pittodrie club.

“They’ve done fantastically well and carried on from last season. I think having the Europa League games at the start has helped them, having had six competitive games under their belt before everyone else started.

“They’ve got a good squad and manager and are absolutely flying at the moment. But we’ve made a decent start too; five wins out of seven is not bad for a team that’s just been promoted.”

“We’re ready, we’ve had a good week’s training and everyone’s fit and ready to go. Tynecaste’s a difficult place to come to, we haven’t lost a lot of games here during my time and we’re looking to carry that on in front of another sell-out crowd.”

Robbie has no fresh injury concerns ahead of Sunday’s 2.15pm kick off and is also hopeful of welcoming Morgaro Gomis back into the fold, with the midfielder having missed out against Inverness CT due to a family bereavement.

“It would be great to have Morgaro back, he’s still in France at the moment but hopefully he’ll be back and ready to go for Sunday.”