Hearts boss Craig Levein has disclosed the positions that he wants to improve on in the summer transfer window.

The Tynecastle manager has admitted that he would like to add more attacking players to the squad.

“We’re looking for a couple of strikers and a recognised winger” he told the media at Hearts’ media conference prior to Friday’s clash with Aberdeen.

“Suffered from a shortage”

(Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“We suffered from a shortage this year” Levein continued, referring to the striker situation at Tynecastle.

It is easy to see where Levein is coming from regards to his strikers situation.

The Tynecastle side have looked toothless at times this season. They have scored only 40 goals in 36 games, which isn’t a great record.

(Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

Relied too heavily on duo

They have relied far too heavily on Steven Naismith and Uche Ikpeazu at times, and struggled when the duo have missed matches.

(Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It hasn’t helped with the replacements that have been brought to the club such as David Vanecek has not been a success.

If Hearts want to improve next season, they need to score more goals. That is why attacking players need to be at the top of Levein’s transfer list.

When you consider the attacking problems Hearts have had, they have done well to reach the Scottish Cup Final. But if they want to contend on a regular basis, they need to add more goals to the side.


Have something to tell us about this article?