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13th August 2015

Robbie Neilson was pleased with Wednesday's win but already has his sights on Ross County

Robbie Neilson was a happy man as his Hearts side disposed of Motherwell in clinical fashion to top the Ladbrokes Premiership.

The Jambos made it 3 out of 3 on Wednesday evening as goals in either half from Gavin Reilly and Billy King put the Gorgie boys into peak position in the league table.

Despite the admission that he was pleased with how things had gone so far, Neilson refused go allow dreams of anything further than the weekend’s encounter with Ross County to influence his thoughts.

"There is still a long way to go as we are only three games in and we can't be getting carried away with ourselves,” said Neilson.

"Everyone wants to come and see teams that win and that's what we are trying to do. First of all it's about working hard.

"I was really pleased over the piece and we were fairly comfortable. But we have spoken already about getting geared up for Saturday against Ross County.

"We haven't spoken about results or anything else. We need to try and win that game and move on again." 

The head coach also sprung a tactical surprise as he opted to rest Jamie Walker and Juanma, while Blazej Augustyn missed out altogether.

The switch paid dividends, however, as Reilly and King - substitutes in both games so far this season - justified their inclusions with fine individual performances to match their goals.

Pleased with his strength in depth, Neilson also claimed the best was yet to come from his side, after a stop-start pre-season for many of the players involved.

"We have quality players and we had the luxury of Jamie Walker on the bench and that's the reason we have a big squad,” he continued. “I could also send Juanma on for half an hour.

"There will be more to come once we get fitter, someone like Osman Sow is a bit behind as he missed a bit of pre-season but he worked so hard for the team but he still has a bit to go.

"Juanma is the same as is Igor Rossi so there is still a lot more to come from us, we’ve not hit top gear yet.”