First Team

Robbie: Paisley win a good workout

2nd September 2020

Robbie Neilson was pleased with his side’s display in Hearts’ 2-1 friendly win at St Mirren today.

Jordan Roberts and Jamie Walker put the Jambos two up before Kyle McAllister halved the deficit in the second half.

New loan signing Josh Ginnelly played the first 45 and made an instant impact, setting up what proved to be the winner with some fine trickery on the wing.

The manager admits that kind of directness is what he wants to see from his winger this coming season, after bringing three into the club.

Speaking to Hearts TV at full time, Robbie said: “It was a good game. I’m delighted with the way we played at, especially in the first half.

“I thought we moved the ball very well, scored two good goals and, again, just good to get some game-time.

“He (Josh) did great. I was really pleased with him. He’s not trained a lot this season and that’s the first game he’s played as well so a wee bit of rustiness there but I thought he looked very sharp today.

“He created the second goal for us by doing exactly what we want him to do; skipping by somebody and a great delivery. It’s a good start for him.

“We want to get pace out in the wide areas and we’ve managed to get three in to give us that and they all did very well today.”

Robbie’s interview is available to watch in full on Hearts TV by clicking here.