First Team

Feet on the ground

28th August 2015

Neil Alexander happy to take things one game at a time.

Neil Alexander insists there’s no risk of any Hearts players getting carried away despite their blistering start to the season.

The Jambos have racked up five straight wins in the Ladbrokes Premiership ahead of Saturday’s visit to New Douglas Park, but the Hearts keeper and goalkeeping coach insists the boys have their feet planted firmly on the ground.

“We’re not getting carried away, obviously we’re pleased with how things have gone so far but there’s a long way to go. It’s a marathon, not a sprint and as the old cliché goes, we’re keeping it one game at a time,” Neil told the media on Friday morning.

Following the 4-3 win over St Johnstone on the opening day of the season, Hearts have conceded just twice in their last four league outings. Neil believes performances will continue to improve as the season progresses and the club's latest recruits establish themselves.

“We knew it would take time for the back four to gel, but you can see we’re improving and hopefully it can only get better.

“The new players have settled into the dressing room really well, they’ve been made to feel welcome and I think they’re enjoying their football here. They’re all buying into what the manager is trying to do.”