First Team

Tough month ahead

27th November 2015

Head Coach gearing up for a series of tough tests in December.

Robbie Neilson has urged his team to get back to winning ways on Saturday ahead of what he describes as a tough month for the club.

The Jambos face the likes of Aberdeen and Celtic in December and the Head Coach is eager to take three points at Fir Park, following on from a disappointing draw against Dundee last week. Speaking to the media on Friday, Robbie said:

“We’re still a team that’s developing, but we’re pushing as hard as we can. We’re sitting above where we expected to be at the moment.

“December is going to be similar to September in terms of the opposition we’ll face. But if we can get ourselves in a good position come the New Year then it’ll bode well for us.

“In terms of Saturday, Fir Park is a difficult place to go but we’re going there fully determined to get three points.”

Tomorrow's game at Motherwell will also see Hearts wear the Foundation Tribute Jersey for the first time and Robbie took time to praise the support the club has had in recent years.

“We’ll be wearing the new strip on Saturday, so it’ll be quite an event and hopefully we can go to Fir Park and put on a good show.

“The backing we’ve had from the fans has been absolutely phenomenal. It’s the fans’ club, of course Ann Budge came in and saved us, but ultimately they’ll own the club going forward."