First Team

Sean: Benchmark set

31st March 2019

Sean Clare believes Hearts can build on their victory over Aberdeen yesterday and continue to take points in the top six.

The Jambos came from behind to put the Dons to the sword in the Tynecastle sun, thanks to a stunning second-half performance.

Sean slotted a penalty on the hour mark to bag his fifth goal of the season and set the men in maroon on their way, with Uche Ikpeazu striking the winner 13 minutes from time.

The dynamic midfielder knows it was a massive three points for the club and insists the way the team played in the second 45 should be a benchmark for the remainder of the season.

“It was a massive win,” he said. “They’re above us in the league and it secures top six for us, which is a big weight off our shoulders.

“It’s a platform; we need to perform like that second half every game and keep picking up points against teams that are going to be tough.

“We’re going to be playing the top six, as they are, until the end of the season and we know it’s going to be tough but I’m sure we can pick up a lot of points.”