Reserves

Wee Jambos scrap it out

16th September 2015

Jack Ross admits 1-1 draw with St Mirren a "scrappy" affair but can find positives.

Jack Ross has admitted his U20s’ draw with St Mirren on Monday night wasn’t the prettiest of matches, but insists positives can be taken.

The Wee Jambos took a 22nd minute lead at Ochilview courtesy of Billy King, but were pegged back ten minutes later through a Lewis Morgan goal.

Player Development Manager Jack wasn’t best pleased with the overall performance but can point to individual efforts and the return of some first-team players as positives.

Speaking to Hearts News, he said: “Overall it was a fairly disappointing performance, but we had a number of experienced players on the pitch, so from their point of view it was good to get some minutes under their belt. Particularly for Blazej Augustyn, who is looking to build up his fitness ahead of the busy week ahead.

“We always try to look at these games from a development perspective. Individually, Liam Smith continues to do well, young Callumn Morrison at 16 has made himself a permanent fixture within the team, so that's good. Russell McLean came off the bench and it was probably his best game in a while, so from that sense there were positives.

“It’s difficult sometimes to take the step back and look beyond the result, but I think the players know themselves it wasn’t a great game. The previous games this season have been better, but it was a fairly scrappy encounter on Monday."