First Team

Home comforts for Robbie

11th January 2016

Robbie Neilson insists home advantage key as Hearts are paired with Hibs in Scottish Cup.

Robbie Neilson thinks home advantage will be crucial when Hibs visit Tynecastle on Scottish Cup duty.

Hearts have been drawn against their city rivals in the fifth round, and the head coach believes a packed Tynecastle will be like a twelfth man.

Speaking to Hearts News, he said: "It's an incredible draw, the tie of the round without a shadow of a doubt.

"For me, getting a home draw was always the big thing. We fancy our chances against anybody at home, regardless of league or position.

"Getting Hibs is a great draw for Edinburgh, for Scottish football and for Hearts.

"We've got a good record against Hibs but they'll come looking to cause an upset.

"We'll be wary of that but we'll also focus on ourselves, play our own game and play with confidence.

"I'm really looking forward to it, but we have Premiership games before then so for now we focus on them."