Hearts boss Craig Levein is content with a point away to St Mirren after his Jambos side drew 0-0 with the Buddies.
Neither side did much to trouble either Vaclav Hladký or Joel Pereira, with Tony Andreu’s offside goal the closest anyone came to breaking the deadlock.
Levein says that after a draining week, a point at a notoriously hard venue isn’t the worst outcome.
He told the Daily Record (page 72, 29/09/19) : “We looked more like ourselves and the only disappointment is we didn’t win.
“After what has been a physically and mentally tough week I was happy because the longer the game went the better we got.”
The effects of a big week were felt in Paisley
Hearts fans aren’t afraid to voice their opinions over poor performances, but some may let Levein off the hook for failing to win this time around.
Following a spade of injuries and 210 minutes of football played in the week leading up to the Buddies clash, Hearts were obviously a bit leggy.
They weren’t terrible in Paisley but they certainly seemed to toil in the second half. Hearts were never in danger of losing the match against a goal-shy Buddies team, who failed to hit a shot on target (BBC).
The Jambos haven’t recorded a victory in Paisley since 2012, a 2-0 win in the Scottish Cup. They’ll have been hoping to break that duck, but alas, it wasn’t to be.
At the end of a draining week though, Levein can be pleased with four points out of six in the league and a League Cup semi-final berth to boot.