Hearts cruised to a 2-0 win over Cowdenbeath on Tuesday night in the Betfred Cup. However, manager Craig Levein was unhappy with one aspect of the performance.

He revealed to the Evening News that he was disappointed with the number of chances Hearts missed in the game.

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Manager frustrated with missing chances

Levein described the number of missed chances as ‘frustrating’. The goalscoring issue at Hearts might not be solved until free agent striker Steven Naismith returns to the club.

Naismith was a key man for the Tynecastle club last season, despite suffering two serious injuries. He managed to score 14 goals, and would have scored more if he hadn’t been restricted to 27 appearances.

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Hearts manager Levein told the BBC last month that he was ‘confident’ of signing the free agent striker, but as yet no deal has been agreed.

The sooner player returns the better

The sooner Naismith returns to Hearts the better it will be for both the club and the player.

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Naismith will be eager to back into the game, instead of being a free agent without a club. Whilst Levein will be keen to get a player who knows where the back of the net is back to Tynecastle.

There is still plenty of time for Naismith to get up to speed with the new season. However, Hearts will want to get the player back as soon as possible.

Perhaps there will be movement on bringing the player back to Tynecastle following the performance against Cowdenbeath.

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