Jack backs Wee Jambos

4th September 2014

Closer than scoreline suggests was Jack Ross' verdict as Hearts U20s beaten at home by Motherwell.

Jack Ross believes there wasn't too much between the two sides in last night's Development League match with Motherwell, despite the visitors running out 5-2 winners.

The Wee Jambos gave as good as they got against the Steelmen but were made to pay for failing to defend set pieces, something U20s Development Manager Jack knows is not acceptable at any level.

Speaking exclusively to Hearts News at full time, Jack said: "We conceded three goals from set plays and you can't do that at any level of football and expect to try and get something from the game.

"We said after the game that it was a bit closer than the final scoreline suggested. It was a strange game in that I think that individually a number of players did okay. In terms of open play there probably wasn't that much in the match.

"I think these games are about learning for the younger players. For the senior players it's about application and, again, I thought that they were terrific.

"The younger ones will learn. We had some really young boys in there playing, like Greg Page and Callum Morrison who are both U17s. It's probably a big jump for them even at this stage, but hopefully their development from tonight will be positive rather than negative."

Alistair Roy and Jamie Walker got on the scoresheet for the Wee Jambos, a full match report can be read on HYDC's website by clicking here.