First Team

Calm heads prevail

19th July 2017

Ian Cathro pleased with the calmness shown by his side in Hearts' victory at Elgin City.

Ian Cathro has praised his side for refusing to let frustration creep in in last night’s 1-0 Betfred Cup victory over Elgin City.

The Jambos were made to work hard by their Highland counterparts, coming up against a stubborn backline, but a debut goal from Kyle Lafferty was enough to seal the win and the head coach revealed he’s satisfied with the way in which his team managed the game.

Speaking to after the game, he said: “The most pleasing part about the game was the fact that we went in at half-time at 0-0 and we never let too much frustration or too much stress creep in.

“We knew that if we showed maybe a little bit more tempo and made sure the game kept more rhythm and more speed in it then our quality would create enough chances to give us the goal that would win it.

“I’m really pleased with the way the team remained calm and in control of that, and we were comfortable throughout.

“Of course, there were enough chances to score more goals which would’ve made everything feel a little bit more relaxed, but the important thing was to win the game and I felt that we managed our way to that point quite well.”