First Team

GMS loving life with Hearts

4th March 2022

A trip back to Tannadice awaits Gary Mackay-Steven tomorrow, and our wing king knows exactly what it’ll take to topple Tam Courts’ Terrors.

Hearts arrive in Dundee looking to tighten their grip on third place in the Premiership, with two convincing wins against St. Mirren and Aberdeen under our belt.
 
GMS knows every team will face difficult periods over the course of a season, but says he’s happy with how he and the rest of his teammates stepped up to the plate and got Hearts back on track.
 
“I think we’re getting back to our best," he told the media ahead of the game.

"We came back after the winter break and didn’t perform to the levels we can. The boys are feeling good after Paisley and Aberdeen at Tynecastle, so we want to kick on now for the rest of the season.
 
“You’re going to have blips in the season, and it’s about making sure those periods are as short as possible. We’re cutting out the mistakes and taking each game as it comes.
 
“I’ve enjoyed the tweak in formation, I like playing out wide and having space in front of me to attack. We have so many players here that can adapt to several positions. Having near enough the whole squad fit is a real bonus, now we have do what we can to try and keep up momentum going forward.”
 
Tannadice may hold happy memories for GMS, but the wide man said life in Gorgie is proving to be just as sweet – with Gary keen to take all three points in the City of Discovery tomorrow.
 
“I’m delighted to be here, it’s a great place to play football. We’re going really well in the league and still have a shot at the cup. We’re not looking back, only ahead – there’s still so much to achieve,” he added.
 
“You can’t take your foot off the gas. We expect to win every game we play and if we don’t – we’re really disappointed with ourselves. That’s the expectation at a massive club like Hearts.
 
“I spent a lot of happy years at United. They’re obviously having a great season as well and have some good boys in the team. Tannadice is a great place to play, so looking forward to it.
 
“They’re a good side: Tam Courts has got them playing tactically. They place some nice stuff out from the back and have some dangerous players up front. We have to focus on ourselves and coming out with the three points.