First Team

Danny points forward

13th October 2014

Skipper insists Jambos had no points target in mind at start of season as they go nine clear at top of the league.

Danny Wilson has revealed that the table-topping Jambos never set a points target at the start of the season, but now they’ve got a run under their belt they aim keep it going.

A 1-0 win over Alloa on Saturday means Hearts remain unbeaten in nine games and sit nine points clear at the top of Championship.

The Tynecastle skipper is delighted with the men in maroon’s run of form, though he realises it’s still early days in the campaign.

“We never really had a points total in mind to have at this point,” he said. “You want to go in and try and win every game and we’ve managed to do that in all but one.

“If you look at it like that then we’re delighted, but we’ve not really set ourselves any targets as of yet. We want to just keep this run going and three points on Saturday is massive for us, in terms of that.

“We’ve got a little lead at the top and I think it’s important that we’ve got that so early in the season. But we need to try and maintain it.

“We’ve got to go back to Tynecastle next week and we’ll be looking to do exactly the same. We need to get three points on the board and keep this run going that we’ve got.

“We’re in a good position as it stands. We’re at the top of the league because we’ve managed to get the wins. We don’t look at it and say ‘we’re this far ahead’, there’s a long way to go in the season.

“There’s still a lot of football to be played and if we keep going out and put three points on the board then it’ll take us closer to where we want to be.”

The skipper was forced to sit out the final ten minutes of the win at the Indodrill Stadium due to a hamstring complaint. Despite feeling frustrated at not being able to help his team-mates through the final stages, Danny sees the bigger picture.

“It was annoying not being able to play a part in the final ten minutes but the boys got the job done in the end. We came here for three points and we got three points.

“We will play better but the most important thing is getting the win. Other teams have come here this season and failed to pick up three points.

“We’re delighted and it means we’ve gone through the first round unbeaten. We’re all happy with that and we can take it forward next week.”