First Team

Hard work paying off

14th August 2015

Callum Paterson believes Hearts' triple training sessions are key to their early season success.

Callum Paterson believes the Jambos' winning start to the league campaign can be attributed to the hard work laid down in training.

The young full back has played a key role in Hearts’ three opening victories and believes the team are reaping the rewards of their triple sessions at the club’s Riccarton base.

“It’s been a great start and it’s all down to the hard work we do on and off the park.  Our triple sessions involve work on the field, as well as tactical video analysis and training in the gym,” Paterson told the media ahead of Saturday’s game in Dingwall.

The academy graduate also paid tribute to the club’s coaching staff for helping him fine-tune his position at right back.

“In past seasons I’ve been quite attack-minded, but the expertise of Robbie and the coaching staff has helped me improve the defensive side of my game. Having the likes of Robbie and Craig Levein, both great defenders in their day, at such close quarters is a great help and I’m a better player for it,” Paterson explained.

He’s now looking to help his side to a fourth consecutive win, but believes Ross County will provide formidable opposition.

“It’s hard a place to go and they’ve started well. They were a good team last year and the year before, so we’ll have to be at our best,” he said.