First Team

Jake: Close-knit squad will get us through

18th October 2019

Jake Mulraney believes the close-knit nature of the Hearts' dressing-room can help them turn around their run of form.

The Irishman, who recently became a dad for the first time, was speaking to the media ahead of Sunday's game against Rangers.

"It's quite a close-knit changing room," Jake said. "The players we have, the characters we have, in the changing room, I think we can definitely get past this little spell.

"Obviously, sometimes confidence gets affected when you're not winning games but everyone knows we have a good team, a good squad.

"Like we did a few weeks ago - when we beat Aberdeen and beat Hibs - we know ourselves what we're capable of. It's just a matter of getting consistent with it and being consistent with it."

The winger is confident heading into the game against current league leaders Rangers - who won all four games between the sides last season.

"We all knew it wasn't good enough against Kilmarnock. We know that ourselves. But like I said, we'll find out Sunday how we react. I'm sure the boys are raring to go for Sunday.

"I understand why people get frustrated. We're frustrated as well, so I fully understand why people watching would be frustrated. We're expected to play a lot better than we have been, and obvioulsy we haven't hit those heights yet."

"They're a good side, obviously. I think we can still go out there, especially at Tynecastle, and get three points. It's good being at home - if we start well, get the crowd behind us, we can get three points."