Craig Halkett admits that the likes of Hamilton and St Johnstone have experience Hearts don’t after another weekend of dejection.

Hearts fell to a 2-1 defeat against fellow relegation strugglers Hamilton at the weekend. Halkett’s own header came off the bar in the first half with the game locked at 0-0.

Dejection for the Jambos in Lanarkshire. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

That opportunity may haunt him as Accies went on to score two, with Mickel Miller and Will Collar handing Brian Rice’s men a comfortable cushion. Oliver Bozanic’s header was merely a consolation as the Jambos lost 2-1.

It leaves them bottom over Christmas. Defeat in his first three games, two against teams in the bottom three, has probably left Daniel Stendel with a heightened sense of what awaits him at Tynecastle.

For Halkett, the talking has to be done on the pitch, because off the pitch chat does nothing, whilst insisting the likes of Accies have an advantage over the Jambos.

Halkett insists the likes of Accies have one over Hearts. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

He said: “I don’t know what else to say. It’s not a nice place to be or a nice position to be in. But it’s only us that can change it.

“Everyone knows it’s not good enough and we’re in a situation where things just aren’t going our way at the moment. It’s going to be a hard one trying to get over.

“Against St Johnstone, Celtic and Hamilton, we would have been looking to pick up six points when you look at the size of clubs etc. These sort of teams are used to being where we are at the moment and we’re not.

In the dogfight.(Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“It’s a massive advantage that I think they have over us. It’s something we’re going to need to deal with at the moment and dig deep to get out of it.

“We’re a good bunch of lads who are all fighting for each other. We know how hard the situation is that we’re in but we are close. It doesn’t look like that on the park but I can assure you it is. It’s just we’re not used to being in this situation.

“It’s a difficult one.”

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