Hearts manager Robbie Neilson has warned his players there is “no point” in getting a draw at Ibrox against Rangers to extend their unbeaten run then fail to beat Dundee this weekend.

The Jambos needed a last-minute header from Craig Halkett to level the score after John Lundstram had made it 1-0 to the champions with a stunning effort from the edge of the area.

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Hearts were far from their best over the 90 minutes but extended their unbeaten start to the season and Neilson confessed that was the “worst-case” scenario for his side as they stayed within a point of the leaders following the Ibrox draw.

Neilson’s side face Dundee on the back of James McPake’s side picking up their first win of the season last night against Aberdeen but the Jambos boss expects his players to put the Dens Park men to the sword and continue their excellent form.

“We wanted to go and win but the worst-case scenario, you take a point,” Neilson said.

“We had periods in the game where we had to fight really hard to get control and periods where we were in control and passed it really well, especially in the second half – I thought we were excellent.


“You take a point against Rangers, you’ve got to win next week, the week after that and the week after that so we know that. That’s the most important thing.

“We are at that top end of the league and we need to keep winning games and it all starts on Monday.

“For me it’s about the next game. There is no point in going there and getting a point and then not beating Dundee.”

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