Hearts manager Daniel Stendel has expressed his frustration with his team’s lack of patience against Motherwell on Saturday.

The Jambos and the Well played out a 1-1 draw at Tynecastle, with other results meaning they are now four points adrift of safety.

The euphoria of the derby victory over Hibs has been dented slightly, with Hamilton recording two victories since that game against Rangers and Kilmarnock this weekend.

Stendel suggested Hearts were too frantic at 1-1 (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The Accies are now up to 10th in the table, with St Mirren – thrashed 5-0 by Celtic – dropping into the relegation play-off place.


After the game, Stendel couldn’t help but rue his side’s performance. He told the club’s official website: “We wanted to win but this is the result.

“Motherwell showed they have had a really good season.

“When we went 1-0 down, it was more an own goal than a goal from Motherwell.

The Jambos are now four points adrift of safety (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“After 1-1 I thought we could change the result but we wanted it too much.

“We did not really play with patience when we had the chance to play ahead.”

Gutsy Hearts must keep going

Hearts are to be commended for coming from behind to take a point against third in the league, but another positive result for Brian Rice’s Hamilton makes the draw more difficult to accept.

The Jambos now have a huge game against St Mirren on Wednesday, which really is must-win with things so tight at the bottom.

Three points away to St Mirren may see the sides trade places in the table depending on the margin of victory, which could give Hearts the belief they need to kick on and secure their safety after the split.

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