First Team

Robbie targets five in a row

18th March 2016

Head Coach sets his sights on a fifth straight victory tomorrow afternoon.

Robbie Neilson insists his team is ready to kick-start a tough period of fixtures by picking up a fifth straight league win against St Johnstone tomorrow.

Recent victories against Kilmarnock, Inverness, Partick Thistle and Dundee have further strengthened Hearts’ position in third place, whilst also ensuring they keep up the pressure on Aberdeen.

The Jambos have also gone four games without conceding a goal, much to the delight of Head Coach Robbie Neilson. Despite the impressive performances, however, he insists it has been full steam ahead on the training field this past week.

“It’s been a good week of training, tough but good. We’ve been working on a number of things with the next few weeks of fixtures in mind. A full week of training is great for the new guys as well as it gives us a chance to show them what we’re trying to do,” Robbie told Hearts TV.

“We’ve had four good results recently, but it all starts again on Saturday. We’ve had two tough games against them already this season and I’m expecting the same again. That being said, we’ve progressed as a team since then and I’m expecting a good result on Saturday.

Robbie also took time to praise his side’s recent defensive performances and is hopeful of having Igor Rossi back in the squad for the visit of the Saints.

“The backline have done very well, but it’s a team effort when you defend. Our attackers and midfield have been crucial, and it helps to have an experienced keeper like Alexander at the back. 

"Igor should be okay for Saturday as well, he missed out against Dundee due to a groin strain but all going well he'll be back in the frame for tomorrow."