First Team

Reilly taking nothing for granted

3rd March 2016

Gavin Reilly's looking up the table, but knows the Jambos simply have to keep on winning.

Gavin Reilly believes Hearts need to keep their heads down and just keep winning games as the race for Europe intensifies.

The Jambos solidified third place in the Ladbrokes Premiership table with a 2-0 win over Inverness Caldeonian Thistle on Tuesday.

Currently nine points behind Aberdeen, but with a game in hand, head coach Robbie Neilson has made no secret of looking up the table rather than resting on any laurels.

And striker Gavin is taking nothing for granted in one of the closest Premiership campaigns in years.

“We haven’t cemented third place yet,” he said. “We’re confident of finishing there but we’ve got to keep aiming higher.

“Aberdeen will know we’re just behind them and they’ll be looking over their shoulders but it’ll mean nothing unless we keep winning.”

Gavin has played a crucial role in helping to secure two home wins from two, with the chance to make it a hat-trick of victories with the visit of Partick Thistle on Saturday.

The livewire front-man has admitted that Robbie and Stevie Crawford penning contract extensions had given him and his teammates a timely boost.

“With the management team signing new deals, it’s good for us to know that the backroom will have stability going forward,” he said. “They have big plans for us.

“We know we’re overachieving right now, but it’s part of a plan. We’re building for next season, and the seasons to come, so let’s see where they take us.”