First Team

McGhee: Keep it up

5th October 2014

Jordan McGhee wants Jambos to keep up impressive form and praises management team.

Jordan McGhee has praised the Hearts coaching staff for getting the best out of the first-team, as Hearts continue to lead the way at the top of the Championship.

The young defender was recalled into the top team for Saturday’s 3-0 win over Queen of the South, getting on the scoresheet in the process.

Jordan believes Robbie Neilson and Stevie Crawford deserve credit for encouraging the players to express themselves and hopes to continue the rich vein of form that has seen them win seven from eight league games.

“The manager’s philosophy suits a lot of the players here, if not everyone,” he said. “We’re all adapting to it really well at the moment and we just need to try and keep it up.

“The fans are different class.  We brought 3,000 down to Queens. We need to keep up the good work and keep them coming along.

“We’ve taken two big scalps in the Rangers and Hibs games, and it was another really tough one coming down here to Queen of the South. We just need to keep it up for the rest of the season.

“It’s early days – there’s 28 games left or something like that. We’ve started really well and really positively so we just need to try and keep the momentum going.”

The Scotland U21 defender also had words of praise for the more experienced heads in the team – namely Morgaro Gomis and Prince Buaben.

“It’s brilliant to play with them,” he stated. “Every time you get the ball you know you’ve always got an option.

“They’re in there, always talking to you and talking you through the game so they’re a really big help to me.”