Hearts boss Craig Levein has revealed that plans are being hatched to solve a glaring issue that is affecting his Hearts team.

The Tynecastle side are struggling to score goals since Steven Naismith suffered a knee injury, and underwent an operation.

In Naismith’s absence Hearts have scored only four goals in four games. Their last game before the international break saw Hearts lose 1-0 to Hamilton.

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However, Levein has disclosed that he plans to work on the training ground to solve this problem. He also feels fairly relaxed about the issue.

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“I’d rather have Steven available, of course, but I don’t feel like I did earlier in the season that there isn’t a solution there. I’m quite relaxed about it” he told the Edinburgh Evening News.

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“This issue only arises because we aren’t scoring as many goals as we were earlier in the season. That’s something we can work at on the training ground. All it needs is for us to get a couple of goals, and we will be off and running again.”

Levein will be looking for Hearts to bounce back ahead of some huge games in the weeks to come, beginning with Saturday’s game against Aberdeen.

Hearts do have players who can fill in for Naismith, such as Uche Ikpeazu and David Vanecek. Levein will be hoping that these players can find the back of the net, after the work on the training ground.


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