First Team

Robbie: Keep up the good work

5th July 2014

Head coach looking for players to continue improving in tomorrow's friendly with Dinamo Bucharest.

BY HEARTS NEWS IN LEIGH

Head coach Robbie Neilson is looking for his players to keep up the good work when they take on Dinamo Bucharest in Leigh tomorrow afternoon.

The Jambos round off their training camp in Chester with the clash against the Romanians and the fixture offers more valuable game time as the squad continues to build up fitness ahead of the new season.

Although fatigue eventually took its toll on the players during the second half of the 2-0 loss to Ludogorets Razgrad on Thursday night, it was an encouraging display from the team so early in pre-season preparations.

Bucharest will provide another stern test, and it's a game Robbie thinks will be of real benefit.

"The players have been working really hard," he said. "The days we have not had games they have been doing double training sessions and they have been responding well to everything we have asked them to do.

"Thursday was a great effort from the lads and I'm looking for more of the same tomorrow afternoon. It's a match against another top team and will be a good test for us."

Robbie has been running the rule over trialist Lee Currie this week, while former Dundee United star Prince Bauben also joined in the sessions in Chester.

"I knew Prince lived locally in Manchester so asked him along to training," added Robbie.

"We are always looking for good players. Prince agreed to train with us and it was just another opportunity to look at somebody.

"We are continuing to work hard to strengthen the squad."

The Jambos return to Edinburgh after tomorrow's game, when they will begin preparations for the friendly with Premiership newboys Hamilton at New Douglas Park on Wednesday evening (kick-off 7.45pm).