First Team

Dunfermline Reaction: Robbie Neilson

3rd April 2021

Robbie Neilson believes the only thing missing from today’s performance was the final ball as Hearts were held to a goalless draw by Dunfermline.

The Jambos dominated possession in Fife but, despite creating 12 chances, couldn’t find an elusive goal.

A step towards the title, the manager now wants to take an ever bigger one on Friday night against Alloa.

Speaking after the game, Robbie said: “You always want to come and win games and today we played against a team that were stuffy and made it difficult for us to play. We had 12 shots at goal but weren’t able to put the ball in the net.

“Dunfermline started the game looking to take a point. They sit in, try and hit you on the counter and make it very difficult to get any kind of follow into the game. Although we had a lot of possession in good areas, the final ball just wasn’t good there.

“The objective at the beginning of the season was to win the league. We’ve taken a small step towards that. We’d have liked to have taken a bigger one but it now puts the game on Friday night under the spotlight.

“We now need to focus on Friday night. We’re 11 points clear and a chance to go even more on Friday. We’re counting the games now.”