Hearts are struggling down the Premiership’s basement right now- but finding extra spirit to face Hibs shouldn’t be a problem Craig Halkett believes.

The Jambos head into the crucial Edinburgh derby bottom of the league. A negative result and outcomes elsewhere could leave Hearts as many as seven points adrift in the relegation places.

Hearts are struggling ahead of Hibs and Halkett knows it.

Hearts are struggling ahead of Hibs and Halkett knows it. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

It’s not a nice situation to think of and one Hearts fans could only picture in their worst nightmares. The reality is now though that the club’s embroiled in a relegation scrap.

Every point is vital right now and every game is crucial. The match with Hibs is no different and Halkett believes it’s the perfect opportunity to bounce back from adversity.


“If boys look at the table and see we are bottom and three behind, hopefully it gives them a shake if it hasn’t already done so,” said Halkett. “It is hard to look at and it isn’t a pretty sight.

Plenty of Jambos have been left dejected. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“Hopefully we can react to this and get three points on Thursday and you could say Hibs is the perfect game to change things. It is a massive game for everyone connected with the club, not just the fans. We need the three points more than ever because we are bottom.

“If you can’t get up for these sort of games than I don’t know what games you will get up for. We haven’t said it is only halfway through the season or anything, we know now we are in a relegation battle.

“We are bottom of the league and three points adrift of the next team. We need to sort it and quickly.”

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