Hearts manager Robbie Neilson has helped guide the Jambos to the top end of the Premiership table following their promotion in the summer and the Tynecastle gaffer has told his players to continue enjoying their football.

The Gorgie side sit a single point off league leaders Rangers and could find themselves clear at the top if results go their way this weekend when they host Livingston on Saturday.

Celtic v Hearts of Midlothian - Scottish Cup Final

Robbie Neilson, Head Coach of Heart of Midlothian looks on during the William Hill Scottish Cup final match between Celtic and Heart of Midlothian at Hampden Park (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Neilson confessed he’s loving having fans back in stadiums again after slogging through last season behind closed doors and, speaking ahead of Saturday’s Tynecastle clash, he wants his players to continue the good feeling around the club.

“There are two things that the players are enjoying and I’m enjoying as well,” Neilson said.


“The first thing is that we’ve got fans back. When you’ve got a travelling support or a home support like we have at Hearts, we’re taking 1,500 up to Ross County, we’ll be 17,000 or 18,000 at home at Tynecastle, so having the fanbase is brilliant.

“Also, being back in the top league. We had a year down in the Championship, playing at difficult grounds with no fans.

“Now it’s about enjoying it and enjoying the football.”

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