First Team

We Owe Fans After Last Livi Trip

24th October 2019

Craig Levein insisted his players owe the Hearts fans that travelled to Livingston last season, after the Jambos were beaten 5-0 at the Almondvale last December.

"We lost heavily down there last season and that has to be at the forefront of our minds," Craig told the media ahead of Sunday's game. "We have some making up to do after that really, really poor performance.

"We want to win every match. This match left a particularly bad taste in our mouth after the performance last season and for the supporters that went along last season, we owe them much, much better than what they got then."

However, Hearts will head down the M8 with two more casualties.

"Unfortunately we've lost Aidy White, he picked up a knock. The ball hit him in the face and he got a concussion. He's following the protocol for concussion and he won't be available for this weekend.

"Jake Mulraney has damaged his ankle ligaments in a tackle at the end of the match. He's out for four-six weeks."

There could be some players returning from injury, though. "[Naisy] is improving, he's doing the first part of training today, as is Jamie Walker.

"We've got some movement and some players heading back, albeit slowly. [Wighton] played 55-60 minutes in the reserves the other day, so he will be available for selection."

Callumn Morrison could also be available after missing last weekend's action through illness.

You can watch all of Craig's press conference in full on HeartsTV by clicking here.