First Team

Promising Partnership

27th January 2020

Steven Naismith believes the early signs of a fruitful partnership with new singing Liam Boyce are there after yesterday’s win over Rangers.

The duo led the line at Tynecastle in devastating fashion, with each bagging a goal to claim a well-deserved three points.

Encouraged by the entire team’s performance, the skipper insists that they have to carry it forward and the bar has now been set.

Speaking to HeartsTV, Naisy said: “With (some) players you get that natural instinct. He (Boyce) anticipates if I’m going to flick one on, if I'm going to play it around the corner and I know when it’s going round the corner he’s going to hold it which gives you the confidence to go again or make a different run.

“It’s always a good sign when that happens, when there is a natural understanding but it’s one game.

“We need to make it a good run of games and get ourselves out of the bottom of the table.

“We’ve got another two games coming up which we expect to go out and play the same way and get the same results.

“That’s got to be the plan. If we can get ourselves in a good position and everybody enjoys it - and I would say that the boys are looking forward to going into games now rather than having a wee bit of nervousness about them - we’re in a good place.”

Steven’s interview is available to watch in full on HeartsTV by clicking here.