They may be down at the bottom- but Hearts are full of belief they can take points from title-chasing Rangers says Steven Naismith.
The Jambos host Rangers for the second time this season on Sunday afternoon. Daniel Stendel’s steered the Tynecastle outfit away from defeat in recent matches, with Hearts going unbeaten in their last three.
That being said, wins are needed. They’ve won just two league games all season, leaving Stendel’s side bottom of the league and four points from safety.
Rangers will prove to be a difficult task but Hearts drew with them earlier this season at Tynecastle. It showed that the boys in maroon can live with Rangers and speaking after the 0-0 draw with Ross County, Naismith says the belief is there that points can be claimed from his former side.
“The changing room has got a better feel about it,” said the new Jambos captain and former Rangers striker. “After that game (Ross County away), we are coming in a bit disappointed because of the situations we had. It is turning.
“We gain a point on the ones above us, but we still have a lot of work to do. It is a small step, but it’s a good one. It’s about getting points, no matter who you play.
“We’ll be going into Sunday expecting and thinking we can get some points. It’s not a case of picking and choosing who you take points from. In the past, every team has taken points off us.
“We just need to keep building as a group, playing more fluent football like the manager wants and being in the positions he wants.
“That’s what got us our chances tonight. A lot of the build-up play was maybe unnoticed but it definitely was progress.”