Hearts goalkeeper Craig Gordon wants to see more clean sheets from the Tynecastle club, after contrasting defensive displays in two recent games against Raith.
When the teams met last Saturday, Raith ran out 3-2 winners at Tynecastle. However, when they had a second meeting in three days at Stark’s Park, Hearts cruised to a 4-0 victory.
Defensive issue has been discussed by team
Gordon wants to see far more of the latter going forward. Indeed, he has disclosed that the lack of clean sheets this season had been discussed by the team. The clean sheet against Raith was only Hearts’ fourth in 13 league games. A record that Gordon wants to see improve.
“I really do want more. It was a while, and it was something that was starting to annoy me. It had been mentioned in meetings and in the changing room that we needed to start doing that much more consistently” he said.
“We had been talking”
“We had been talking about it for a while and not managed to do it. From the first Raith game, hopefully we’ve ironed a few things out to help us going forward” Gordon continued.
Gordon disclosed that the team have been working harder as a unit to try and stop their opponents creating chances. A move that paid off against Raith in midweek.
“We really saw that work ethic of trying to keep them out on Tuesday night. I don’t think Raith had a shot on goal, even off target. That was a huge improvement” he said.
Gordon will have a chance to keep a second clean sheet in a row when Hearts face Dunfermline in a top of the table clash at Tynecastle this afternoon.