First Team

It's early days

21st August 2015

Head Coach expecting a tough test against The Jags on Saturday.

Robbie Neilson is refusing to let talks of a title challenge distract him ahead of Saturday’s Ladbrokes Premiership tie with Partick Thistle.

The fans and media have been quick to lap up Hearts’ early season success, but Robbie insists neither he nor his players are getting carried away.

“We need to be realistic, it’s good to have won four games but it’s early doors yet. We’re happy where we are, the players are content and it’s just a case of continuing to work hard," Robbie told the media on Friday.

Hearts have no fresh injury concerns ahead of Saturday’s Labrokes Premiership clash with Partick Thistle, with Prince Buaben back in full training following a knock. The Jags come to Tynecastle on Saturday in search of their first win of the season and Robbie is expecting a tough match.

“They’re a strong team, they’ve had three draws plus a defeat to Celtic. I watched that game and they played very well for periods of it.

“I think Alan (Archibald) has secured them as a top flight side and whilst the building job will take time, I think they’re headed in the right direction in the long term.”