Reserves

Look and learn

13th August 2018

Andy Kirk hopes his Colts side can be inspired by Hearts' win over Celtic when they face Ross County in the Irn-Bru Cup at Tynecastle on Tuesday night

Andy Kirk believes his young players can be inspired by the first-team’s winning start to the season as his Colts side prepares to face Ross County in the Irn-Bru Cup on Tuesday night.

The young Jambos will welcome the Championship side to Tynecastle for a 7.30pm kick off, and after the team were in attendance at Hearts’ 1-0 win over Celtic at the weekend, he hopes they can feed off the buzz around the club and put in a performance against the Staggies in front of a big crowd in Gorgie.

Speaking to HeartsTV, Andy said: “That’s the whole point of us making them go (to watch first team games).

“If they’re not learning and they’re not being inspired by watching that at the weekend and being in that atmosphere and having that desire to be wanting to play out at Tynecastle in front of a support like that then they’re probably at the wrong club.

“We hope that they’re there and they’re learning, that’s the whole point that we’re putting them there.

“We’re always asking them questions relating to what they first team are doing and what they need to do to be a first team player.

“Putting them in that situation, you hope that they do take something from it.

“They’ve got the opportunity to play at Tynecastle on Tuesday night under the lights.

“Hopefully we get a lot of fans in that can get behind them.

“There is a lot of younger of younger players who they (the fans) maybe haven’t seen before so it would be good if we did get the crowd in so they can see what’s coming through.

“Hopefully we can put a display in that’s a credit to their ability.”

Andy’s interview is available to watch in full now on HeartsTV