Ollie Bozanic insisted that he and his teammates need to "leave everything on the pitch" when they face St Johnstone tonight.
The Australian has started the last two games for Hearts, picking up two draws against Rangers and Livingston.
"Of course, it’s great to be back in and I’m doing everything possible to keep my place and work hard for the team, and hopefully get some real positive results over the coming weeks," he said.
"Everyone’s been working extremely hard to put ourselves back on path. It’s been a difficult patch, but we’ve showed good character to stick together."
Despite the the Betfred Cup semi-final on the horizon, the midfielder said all eyes were fixed on Perth.
"Sitting here right now? Tomorrow. Absolutely. Firstly, it’s just about focusing on tomorrow’s game. Hopefully we have a really positive game, good performance, get the three points and then go into that next game."
As he approaches his 50th game for the club, Ollie acknowledged the difficult start to the season.
"There’s no way round it. It has been difficult, for the team, for the club, especially for the fans as well. We understand we’re not where we want to be.
"It has been difficult but as players, coaches and fans, we need to stick together and keep pushing forward and tomorrow we hope that we can change things and start to build again."
You can watch all of Ollie's press conference on HeartsTV by clicking here.