First Team

Craig aiming for consistency

24th November 2017

Craig Levein hopes a settled team will lead to more consistent performances as Hearts host Ross County tomorrow.

Craig Levein hopes that a settled team will start to fire Hearts towards three points, starting with Ross County tomorrow.

The Jambos saw a return to action of some key players in last week’s draw with Partick Thistle, and the manager says his side will be striving for consistency as they head into the busy festive period.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Craig said: “I’ve been pleased with the things that are fairly easily fixed, I’m talking about as a defensive organization, its good.

“The last two games we’ve restricted our opponents to hardly any opportunities, unfortunately they have scored some goals, but our defensive structure has been good.

“We haven’t’ fired on all cylinders going forward. I think that’s partly to do with the upheaval and all the stuff that’s been going on this season.

“We haven’t managed to get a settled team, we haven’t managed to get our best eleven players on the field on a week to week basis.

“That’s something we’ll be striving for between now and the transfer window.”

The Staggies visit Tynecastle Park tomorrow and Craig has confirmed that everyone came through last week’s match unscathed and he has no new injury worries.

“There’s nothing of any great significance that I would mention just now,” he said. “Jamie Walker is fine, he’s trained all week. He’ll start the match.

“Arnaud Djoum has trained as well, he played last week so he’ll be good.

“Aaron Hughes came through the game fine.”

Craig’s press conference is available to watch in full on HeartsTV.