First Team

Souttar's shut-out joy

28th November 2016

John Souttar delighted by clean sheet in 3-0 win over Motherwell.

John Souttar was delighted as Hearts returned to winning ways with a terrific 3-0 victory over Motherwell, hitting top form at both ends of the pitch.

Saturday’s Ladbrokes Premiership clash with the Steelmen saw Bjorn Johnsen’s double and a Jamie Walker goal get the win, and the Scotland U21 captain was pleased with the clean sheet.

Having scored and conceded 8 goals in their previous three games, the Jambos shut out Motherwell, and Souttar admitted that was what he was happiest with at the end of the day.

“It was massive we didn’t concede today and we’re delighted for Jack today too, we needed a solid display and we’re delighted with that,” he said. “It wouldn’t have been as special had we conceded.

“We were speaking amongst ourselves to see what we can do to improve and it was good to see us implement our own advice.

“It was important to get the win, because we can be doing a lot better and today we were more like our usual selves. The dropped points are frustrating but we can’t dwell on it.”

Souttar also looked ahead to Wednesday night’s clash with Rangers, knowing a win for Hearts would propel them into second about the Glasgow outfit.

“Rangers won again today so it’s a big game on Wednesday,” said John. “we know we can go second, and under the lights at Tynecastle is a special occasion.

“We were watching the game earlier, we know Rangers are a good team and we’ll evaluate them and look at them in training on Sunday.

“We’re confident and we believe in ourselves and we know we can do well. Rangers have good players, but so do we, and we’re relishing the chance.”