First Team

Celebrate in style

1st May 2015

Robbie Neilson urges his players to kick-off title celebrations with three points against Rangers.

Robbie Neilson has told his boys to go out and put on a performance for the fans against Rangers tomorrow and end the season on a high.

The Championship winners cap off a memorable campaign against the Ibrox side at Tynecastle tomorrow afternoon, but the head coach has warned his players that the celebrations afterwards won’t be as enjoyable unless they bag all three points.

Speaking to the media this morning, Robbie said: “The mood is similar to what it’s been all season; the boys want to win the game. They’ve been working hard and we’ve had a week to focus on Rangers all the way through. We want to put on a good performance.

“We’ve got fans coming from all over the world to come and see us lift the league title so it’s important that we prepare properly and put on a good show.

“We want to end the season on a high. Right through the season we’ve wanted to win every game and this one is just as important, even though the league’s wrapped up. We get the trophy after the game and we want to make sure that the fans enjoy it and they’ll only enjoy it if we get the victory.

“The form has been good and the performances have been good. To go the campaign that we’ve had, it’s been a fantastic season and we want to carry that through to the game tomorrow.

“First and foremost we have to win the game. Once we’ve won the game - hopefully - then we can celebrate after it and the players can reflect on a good season, because it’s been a great season for the club.

“You have to try and enjoy this period, this week or two, and then it’s starting to get ready for the following season.”