Hearts boss Craig Levein has admitted that he wants to see the team stem the flow of goals that they have conceded this season.
In four league games so far, the Tynecastle side have conceded eight goals so far. Most recently, they conceded two in the 2-2 draw with Hamilton.
Levein has revealed that he has worked on fixing the issue, and plans to do more work on the matter.
“We have to improve our defending, so we don’t get in front and then have to worry about losing silly goals” he said, as reported by the Edinburgh Evening News.
“We’ve done a bit of work on that”
“We’ve done a bit of work on that already, and we will do more. If we are solid and defend properly, it gives us an opportunity from there to get our confidence back up.”
A clean sheet for Hearts against Motherwell would be a good start. The Steelmen currently sit fifth in the table, five points ahead of joint bottom Hearts.
Perhaps worryingly for Hearts, they have scored eight goals already this season, an average of two goals per game.
Recent win should give Hearts confidence
However, Hearts can look back to a recent 2-1 win in Betfred Cup at Fir Park for confidence. They fully deserved to win that game.
At Tynecastle, Hearts will expected to put on a performance for their fans after some recent poor displays. A good chance of getting a first league win over the season would be to keep a clean sheet.
It would also be a boost ahead of some big games against Hibs and Aberdeen. Time will tell if Levein’s work with the team has paid off.