Hearts midfielder Oliver Bozanic says the players have to stick together amidst recent managerial decisions and form.
Ann Budge axed Craig Levein last week after some poor Jambo form. The club are currently in 11th following a poor start to the season which has resulted in just the one Hearts win.
Now they are also out of the League Cup following a 3-0 defeat to Rangers, in which the Jambos failed to threaten Rangers to great effect.
Despite their poor season so far, Bozanic believes everyone in the dressing room has to come together to try and improve the club’s situation.
He told the Daily Record (page 51, 04/11/19): “This hasn’t been a good run, we’ve lost the manager and it’s been difficult. It’s important we keep a very close changing room. It’s the only way we can move forward.
“If everyone goes their separate ways it can go downhill. I believe we do have the right players in the team to build and go upwards. I hope we’re on the way up. That’s the way I have to look at it.
“I have to see that it is around the corner. I’ll be doing everything possible to ensure we have a good performance and try to win this week.”
Bozanic and his Hearts teammates need unity ahead of big period
These are challenging times for the Tynecastle club. With Hearts in 11th and seemingly in a relegation fight, the likes of Bozanic do need to come together to ease potential relegation fears.
Next up is St Mirren, which is a potentially season defining match for Hearts. The Buddies are bottom of the league and Hearts defeat in this clash would leave the Gorgie side bottom.
If Austin MacPhee wants the Tynecastle job, he has to win this. Amidst the recent upheaval at the club, they also can’t afford to go bottom before the international break.
It’s set to be a defining week for the Jambos.