First Team

Randall: For the fans

14th August 2017

Connor Randall dedicates 1-0 win over Kilmarnock to the Hearts fans.

Connor Randall insists Saturday’s win at Kilmarnock was for the fans.

Around 1,800 Hearts supporters travelled to Kilmarnock to watch Isma’s first-half strike give the Jambos all three points, and the on-loan Liverpool midfielder was delighted to send them all home happy.

“I think we had some decent chances but it’s always a tough game coming here,” he said. “ We knew what to expect but we got the three points and that’s the main thing.

“We had to grind the result out but we did that so that’s the most important thing.

“It’s been a tough time, we‘ve been due a win and a good result for the players and the fans as well.

“All the fans travelled there and we got three points, that’s for them and hopefully we can push on now.”

With a victory under the belt attentions now turn to this weekend’s trip to Ibrox. The men in maroon have a good recent record at the home of Rangers and Connor believes another positive result can be achieved if they keep putting the work in on the training pitch.

“It’s a massive game and everyone’s looking forward to it,” he said. “We’ve got to concentrate on what we can do.

“We go back in this week and train as normal, do what we can and prepare for the game.

“Hopefully we’ll carry on what we started on Saturday with the good result.

“We’ve got to control what we can do, not worry about other teams and just concentrate on ourselves in training, work for the weekend and when it comes to the game give all we can and hopefully keep getting good results.”