First Team

Danny's determined

17th February 2014

Skipper Danny Wilson insists everybody is focused solely on picking up points to remain in the Premiership.

Danny Wilson insists his team-mates don't concern themselves with off-field issues and are only focused on racking up as many points as possible.

The Jambos dug in for a 0-0 draw at Inverness CT on Saturday, a result which sees the men in maroon unbeaten in four consecutive Scottish Premiership games. Despite the odds still being against them, Danny is adamant that they'll fight tooth and nail to remain in the top league.

Speaking after Saturday's match, he said: "We'll keep playing until it's mathematically impossible and we'll try and put as many points on the board. A few wins might put pressure on the teams above us if they don't pick up some points. You never quite know.

"I don't really think too much about the off-field things, we're in a real difficult place at the bottom of the league. It's not somewhere we want to be. We're trying to rectify that but it's going to be tough, so I only really focus on the on-field things, I don't really focus on off-field stuff. I can't affect that, I can only affect the next game, keep my performance levels high and what happens off the pitch happens. Hopefully, for everybody involved for the club, that's the club getting back on its feet."

Though Caley Thistle hit the woodwork four times, Hearts displayed some dogged defending to keep their hosts at bay. Danny believes that his young team-mates are continuing to improve and Saturday's point was not one to be sniffed at.

"We hung in there," he said. "There were a few bits, especially in the first half, where they really put us under the cosh. We rode our luck at times, with them hitting the woodwork a few times, but we put a lot into the game and we should be happy with a point. It's a point gained if you look at the other results and the way the game panned out.

"Everybody's had half a season now to bed themselves into the team, especially the young boys, and it's really benefitting them. You can see in their performances now that there's a lot more confidence about. You only get that with good performances and we've had a few on the spin now, and long may that continue."