First Team

Robbie: Play for pride

7th April 2015

Robbie Neilson insists his players have pride to play for as they shape up for visit of Alloa.

Robbie Neilson believes his side can get back to winning ways tomorrow night against Alloa Athletic, and insists the team are as focused as ever on picking up maximum points until the end of the season.

The head coach is set to make some changes for the Wasps’ visit to Tynecastle as the Jambos look to bounce back from Sunday’s defeat at Ibrox, and Robbie thinks playing for pride will see them maintain the high standards that have been set all season.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference this morning, Robbie said: “There will be changes tomorrow night. It’s important that they guys that haven’t played a lot of football get a lot of game-time.

“I’ll still be putting out a really strong team, whether it’s two or three changes, which we’ll see. But it’s still important to win games and we’re not going to take it as a game that’s not important.

“It shouldn’t be (difficult for the players to apply that edge now that they’re over the line). I don’t think it should come into the account at all, to be honest with you.

“Possibly the opposition have a slight edge on us in that they’re still playing for something, but for our players it’s a personal pride.

“I’m sure we’ll get back to winning ways tomorrow night.”