Reserves

Kirk: No complacency

11th September 2018

Andy Kirk has told his reserve team not to get complacent after yesterday’s win over Hibs made it two victories on the bounce.

Goals from Danny Amankwaa and Craig Wighton secured a Reserve Cup triumph for his side, with Fraser Murray scoring for Hibs.

Andy admits he was pleased to see his team build on last week’s 5-1 win over Dundee United and hopes his young players take advantage of the steep learning curve that reserve team football offers.

Speaking to HeartsTV, he said: “To win any game of football is nice but derby games are a wee bit more important. To get the result, we’re really pleased.

“The boys in the reserves won last week, they’ve won this week and hopefully we can add to that good feeling and keep it going.

“It’s important that the players know that they can’t get complacent.

“We’re doing well as a team, we’re doing well as a club because everyone is working and doing the right things.

“The first two games were frustrating. Motherwell away, we didn’t play well at all. We had wee spells in the game but nowhere neat enough to go and get a result.

“In the second game, against Dundee, we were brilliant in the first half but made a couple of poor decisions just after half time and at crucial points in the game, and they scored which gave them a lift.

“Last week, I thought we controlled major parts of the game, could’ve scored more goals and this week I think we controlled a lot of the game and probably could’ve scored more goals.

“It’s the decision-making, at times, of the youngers ones which is the learning curve for them; when do they stand up, when do they dive in, letting their emotions get the better of them, getting frustrated with a couple of decisions and letting that affect them which has a knock on effect.

 “As long as they learn from these things, that’s the major thing.”

Andy's interview is available watch in full, along with extended highlights and the goals, on HeartsTV by clicking here.