Hearts veteran Steven Naismith has said that the Jambos have lifted the ‘gloom’ around Gorgie at least for the moment with a convincing victory.

Naismith played a vital role for the Tynecastle side as they recorded their first win at home since March. It was a convincing one too as they swept past St Mirren 5-2.

Naismith scored in the convincing Hearts victory. (Photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

The striker reckons it lifts the mood around the club following a testing period which has resulted in the sacking of Craig Levein.

He told the Daily Record (page 69, 10/11/19): “That lifts the gloom because it was a good performance. But we’re not out the woods yet.

“It’s just the first hurdle because this is a fixture we should be winning at home. We need to build a bit of momentum now.”

A step forward for Hearts and Naismith

It was a big day for Hearts in the capital. Not only did they register their first win at Tynecastle since March, but they are now remarkably close to the top six.

Close to the top six. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

They sit just three points behind Ross County in sixth with a game in hand over the Staggies. It’ll be a big boost for the club to have the top six in their sights after spells in the relegation zone.

Naismith enjoyed a confidence boosting afternoon too. He scored on his return to the starting lineup in what was his first start since August. Jambos will now be hoping he doesn’t pick up another knock on international duty this week.

Hearts needed a victory against St Mirren and they got one. It’s only the start as Naismith says though, they have to build on this performance.

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