First Team

The boys Dunne good

17th September 2018

Jimmy Dunne insists there’s more to come from the table-topping Jambos after Saturday’s win over Motherwell made it five Premiership victories from five.

Dunne was instrumental at the heart of the maroon defence at Fir Park as Hearts stood their ground and took their golden chance with Steven Naismith slotting a first-half winner.

The on-loan Burnley defender thinks anything is possible if his side keep on winning games, and hopes the fans keep on believing.

“If we keep performing the way we are, there is no reason why we can’t build and improve on what we are doing,” he said. “We aren’t looking at our past wins and thinking, ‘We are delighted with that’. 

“We are analysing and working on what we can improve to beat teams by bigger margins going forward.

“I think we will improve, instead of going the other way. Anything is possible in football. 

“This league has changed over the last few seasons and it looks a lot more open that it used to. 

“With the start we’ve had, we have put any doubters to the side and we look a real threat at the top of the table.

“All I am thinking of is getting a clean sheet in the next game and building on our performance. 

“At the same time, if we keep winning then anything is possible. The fans always do dream and without that, we’d get nowhere. 

“We want the fans to believe in us. That’s what we need. 

“The support they showed at Fir Park was immense. I’ve never seen anything like it. 

“We need that backing and with the support, and the effort we are putting in, I feel like we can go a long way.”