First Team

No room for complacency, says Toby

22nd April 2022

Toby Sibbick says that Hearts can’t afford to get complacent ahead of the final five matches of the Premiership season.

The Jambos make the trip up the east coast to Tayside on Sunday to do battle with Dundee United at Tannadice in the first post-split match.
 
With third place and European football already secured, Toby explained that the JTs can’t afford to lose momentum before they reach the finish line – with a Scottish Cup final to prepare for at the end of May.
 
“I think the semi-final was a great occasion for everyone,” he told the media in his pre-match press conference.
 
“So much of our focus was on those two games so hopefully we gave the fans bragging rights for a little bit. It was good, but we move onto preparing for the remaining five games in the league now.
 
“If we get complacent, you run the risk of getting beaten heavily in the final. We want to win every game we have left, getting as many points as we can.”
 
Life back in Gorgie continues to be a happy homecoming for Toby since his January switch from Barnsley – with Toby heaping praise on his teammates.
 
“I think, in terms of the balance between youth and experience, it’s probably one of the best dressing romms that I’ve been a part of,” he added.
 
“Everyone mixes together and talks every day. There’s not necessarily friendship groups.
 
“A lot has changed from two years ago. I don’t know if there were too many egos but I didn’t think everyone was together back then.
 
“A lot of faces came out and a lot of new ones came in. The dressing room is more united now than two years ago.”