First Team

Bring on the Saints

15th September 2016

The Head Coach has his sights set on a long-awaited league win in Perth.

Robbie Neilson has been encouraged by the progress his squad has made in recent weeks and now has his eyes set on a long-awaited league win in Perth.

The Jambos head north to McDiarmid Park this Saturday in search of a fourth consecutive league victory, having defeated Inverness CT, Partick Thistle and Hamilton Accies in recent weeks.

Hearts haven’t recorded a league victory at McDiarmid Park since November 2010, however, and most recently suffered a 3-2 Betfred Cup defeat there last month.  

Speaking to the media ahead of Saturday's 3pm kick-off, the Head Coach said:

“We were really disappointed with that result.

"We played really well for about 75 minutes, had a lot of possession and chances, but then we gave away two bad goals.

“So it was a disappointment, but we’ve made some changes since then and hopefully we can go back up there and get three points.

“We’re looking good, all the players are sharp and I’ve got a few choices to make this weekend.” 

The Head Coach can draw comfort from his side's recent form and he expressed his delight with the team's progress in recent weeks.

“We’ve made big changes over the summer and it takes time for a team to gel,” said Robbie.

“There’s not a lot of patience in football these days, but as a coach you need to be patient.

“You need to wait for players to come together. We knew what was required in terms of bringing players in over the summer and I think we’ve recruited really well.

“That’s starting to prove itself now. The beginning of the season is always difficult but it’s about building the squad throughout the year. We’ve made a good start.”