Hearts boss Craig Levein has a big decision to make. He must decide if to keep faith with goalkeeper Colin Doyle, after his late blunder in the 2-1 loss to Motherwell.

He completely misjudged David Turnbull’s free-kick, which spun out of his arms and into the net.

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Levein revealed to the Edinburgh Evening News that he had not yet decided if Doyle would stay in goals for Hearts’ next game, against St Mirren on Saturday, or if he will recall Zdenek Zlamal.

He should keep faith with Doyle, and the goalkeeper should retain the gloves for the time being. All goalkeepers make mistakes, and this was certainly a bad one.

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But to drop Doyle after one error could end up destroying his confidence, which is the last thing Hearts want to happen.

Doyle has done reasonably well for the Tynecastle side this season, with six clean sheets in 10 appearances. He has only conceded six goals in that time too, which is an excellent record.

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Those statistics show that Doyle is certainly worth keeping faith with, even after that Fir Park blunder.

Of course the decision comes down to Craig Levein, and it will be intriguing to see who is handed the goalkeepers gloves against St Mirren.

The right choice would be to keep Doyle in goal.


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