First Team

Robbie targeting three points

13th October 2016

Robbie Neilson wary of Dundee threat but insists Hearts are confident of win.

Robbie Neilson believes the pressure is off Dundee on Saturday because Hearts are so strong at home, but that hasn’t stopped his side from preparing to take all three points.

The Jambos head into this weekend’s Ladbrokes Premiership match at Tynecastle off the back of an impressive 3-1 away win at Motherwell, while The Dees have lost their last three games.

The head coach thinks Paul Hartley’s side can play with no fear in Gorgie but insists the men in maroon will be ready for them.

Speaking at today’s pre-match press conference, he said: “Yeah I think Dundee could be dangerous. There’s also less pressure coming away from home and playing at Tynecastle.

“We’re expected to run the play and get the three points so it takes that pressure away from them. But we expect to go into the game confident.

“We’ve got guys that have been away on international duty who will be back and ready to go. We’ve planned well this week and we expect to get three points.”

Planning permission for a new Main Stand was granted to the club yesterday and Robbie revealed he can’t wait for it to be built, even if he will miss the 102-year-old current Main Stand just a little bit.

“There’s been a lot of hard work from everyone down at Tynecastle, the Foundation of Hearts and the fans.,” he said. “It’s great for us all, it gives us that new energy again to look forward to something.

“The stand is going to take the capacity up, the three stands at Tynecastle have always been great and the old stand has served it’s time and it’s been a great atmosphere but I think this new stand will take it to a new level. It’ll be great to be involved in.

“I’ll miss it a wee bit. It had the character about it. I’ve been here for a long time and it’s been part of my life for a long time. But you move with the times and its going to be great, a brand new stand and its upping the capacity as well.”