Craig Levein has piled the praise on Hearts’ traveling fans following their 0-0 draw with St Mirren.
Neither side caused much damage in attack as the game finished in a stalemate. It stretches Hearts’ Paisley woes back to 2012, the last time they won a game against the Buddies on their home patch.
The Jambos boss has saluted the strong Gorgie support who travelled to take in the match.
He told the Herald (sport, page eight, 01/10/19): “I would like to thank our supporters, I thought they were great, they were right behind us.
“They were good, even though in the first half it took us a while to get going, although I still felt we were positive.”
Hearts need positive support from fans right now
Tynecastle has been poisoned with a toxic atmosphere in recent months due to the team’s form out on the park. They have picked up just 32 points since October 28 last year.
It has lead to one protest outside the ground and a feeling of animosity towards the manager and the club’s hierarchy.
After a positive week, it seems as if the Jambos support are in better spirits. An Edinburgh derby win away to Hibs before sealing a League Cup semi-final place just days later has certainly helped lift the mood around Tynecastle.
By no stretch of the imagination does that mean everything is fixed, but at least the players are getting positive support at a time where they really need it.