Billy King marked his return to the Hearts starting line-up with a goal, and admitted he was delighted to get back into the swing of things.
The Scottish Championship’s leading provider of goals fired home a crisp strike to level the match after Danny Carmichael’s opener, before Genero Zeefuik’s deflected effort defeated Queen of the South.
“It was my first start in a while, so it felt good to get game time and get my fitness up,” said King. “I thought I did well, and I was glad to get the goal. We had a shaky first 20 minutes.
“We played good stuff as the game went on. We knew Queens would come at us initially, and we struggled but after they scored we started to use the ball better.
“We dominated the match in the second half and I thought we thoroughly deserved the victory. Rangers winning on Friday put the pressure on us, so we did brilliantly to come back and maintain the 20 point lead.”
After the match, the winger conceded that the team was now ‘anxious’ to get the league championship won, but disclosed that they wouldn’t change their approach as they keep their eyes on the prize.
“We’re anxious to get the title wrapped up now, but we can only afford to take it one game at a time. People don’t realise how difficult it is to keep winning, to come to places like this [Palmerston Park] and win. It’s so difficult.