One of the biggest games in Scottish football this weekend is the Championship clash between Dundee and Hearts at Dens Park on Saturday night.

Dundee is in a good run of form recently, have recently climbed up to third in the Championship table. However, they face a tough test against Hearts. The Tynecastle side is currently five points clear at the top of the table.

Striker in good form

One reason for Dundee’s recent upturn in form has been the performances of striker Osman Sow. The 30-year-old has scored six goals in his last three games. Hearts boss Robbie Neilson knows the player very well. He managed him in his first spell as Hearts boss, and at MK Dons and Dundee United. He is not surprised that he is playing well for Dundee.

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Dundee players swarm Osman Sow to celebrate his goal against Alloa (Photo by Roddy Scott/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“I know Osman very well, he’s been doing well recently. I’m pleased for the big man that he’s got himself back fit again” he said.

“He has played the last few games and scored goals, so he’s obviously found that form again” Neilson continued.

The Hearts boss then disclosed that he has a plan in place to stop not only Sow, but the other attacking threats that Josh McPake’s team possess.

“Will be no different”

“We do that with every team and striker we come up against, and it will be no different with Osman. We’ll also look at (Paul) McGowan, (Danny) Mullen and (Charlie) Adam. We’ll have a video package to show our boys what they will be up against and how to, hopefully, negate it” he said.

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Hearts Manager Robbie Neilson knows that stopping Osman Sow will be key (Photo by Mark Scates/SNS Group via Getty Images)

If Hearts can keep Sow quiet, they will go a long way towards picking up another three valuable points in the bid to win promotion back to the Premiership.

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