First Team

Smith: This is best team yet

15th October 2021

Michael Smith believes Hearts can get a result at Ibrox on Saturday because the current squad is the best he’s played with.

The Northern Ireland international has been a key component in the Jambos’ unbeaten run in the cinch Premiership, which has stretched across all eight games so far.

One of the longest serving members of the squad, Michael sees the quality that surrounds him on the pitch and he feels the confidence flowing through his teammates can only be a good thing as Hearts prepare to meet Rangers on Saturday.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Michael said: “This is the best squad at Hearts that I’ve been involved in. Hopefully we can continue the run.

“Going to Glasgow will be difficult but if we can go there and get a result then it only breeds more confidence.

"We feel confident. I don’t think we can go into it feeling anything but confident. We’ve had a great start to the season and we’re unbeaten.

“With the past few years we haven’t been good enough in Glasgow but hopefully with this squad of players we can go there and challenge.

“We know we have quality in the squad within us. We’ve brought in great players. So why not go and continue it?”

Michael’s press conference is available to watch in full on Hearts TV by clicking here.