Billy King believes the Jambos passed their Queen of the South test with “flying colours”.
The flying winger was on-form as Hearts knocked three past the Doonhamers without reply on Saturday and Billy was delighted to be a part of it.
“We’ve started really well,” he said. “You’re looking at the fixture list when it first came out and you knew this would be one of the toughest games, but we’ve come through with flying colours.
“We did really well today. We worked really hard. The first half an hour was quite hard but we came through it.
“We struggled a bit and then Osman came up with a wonder strike. That helped us a bit. Then Prince drove through the middle with a bit of magic…I’m not too sure about his goal though, it was a bit of a toe-poke! But they all count so that helped us and we gained confidence and kicked-on from there.
“In the second-half I thought it was a professional performance, we kept the ball at times when we needed to. We did really well overall, I thought.
“My assist for Jordan’s goal took a slight deflection but I’ll still take it! It was a good ball in. I thought I did well today so hopefully I can keep it up.”
Despite maintaining a six-point lead at the top of Championship, Billy is refusing to get too carried away.
“We just take it game by game,” he said. “We’re not looking too far ahead of ourselves. We’ve started the season really well and almost played every team – we’ve got one more still to play – so we just take it game by game.
“We’ve done really well so far but we’re not trying to get ahead of ourselves. Hopefully we keep on winning and keep the momentum going.”
The maroons’ new recruits continue to impress on the pitch and Billy has revealed that the foreign lads are helping to raise standards throughout the first-team.
“Bringing in the likes of Alim, Osman and Soufian has raised the standard of the squad significantly,” he stated. “It raises standards in training and the way we play. It suits those types of players and it helps us – the likes of me, Sam, Jamie – with the way that we like to play. It’s helping the team a lot.
“The feel-good factor just comes from winning. We’re playing really well just now and winning by a lot of goals. That breeds confidence in itself. The players this season have really kicked-on from that and hopefully we can just keep it going.”