Hearts full-back Michael Smith feels that the team can perform better than they have in recent weeks, even though they currently have a 13-point lead at the top of the Championship.

The Tynecastle side have stuttered slightly in the last few games. They scraped a 1-0 win over Morton, then needed a late penalty to rescue a point in a 1-1 draw against Queen of the South.

Even though they look to have an unassailable lead at the top of the Championship, Smith wants to see Hearts up their game. Starting against Morton this afternoon.

“Give our all”

“We’ve got a little bit of a lead which is nice, but at the same time we still have to play a lot of tough teams” he said (The Scotsman).

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Hearts’ Michael Smith warms up before a game (Photo by Mark Scates/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“We have to give our all and perform a little bit better than we have recently. If we do that, we should be alright” Smith stated.

Confident lead can be increased

The player believes that it is up to the Hearts players to make the most of the possession they get in games to break their opponents down. He is confident though that Hearts can improve their performances and perhaps even increase their lead at the top of the Championship.

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Michael Smith reckons Hearts can increase their Championship lead (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“We seem to have a lot of possession and teams sit back against us which happened. But we need to turn possession into chances and get more numbers in the box.”

“It’s down to us. We know ourselves performances haven’t been great lately, but we’ll turn that around, keep winning games and hopefully increase our lead at the top” Smith concluded.

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