Hearts boss Robbie Neilson is satisfied with the lead that the Tynecastle side have at the top of the Championship table, although he accepts that he would like to see the side get back to winning ways sooner rather than later.
Neilson was talking after Hearts’ 1-1 draw with Inverness on Friday. The point gained in the match took Hearts lead in the Championship table to 12 points. However, it was the team’s third successive drawn game in a row.
Neilson feels that perhaps some people expect Hearts to just steamroller teams in their bid to get back to the Premiership. However, the Hearts boss feels that is unrealistic due to the difficulties of the league.
“Get back to winning ways”
“It’s another draw. That’s three on the bounce now, so we need to get back to winning ways. Hopefully we’ll do that next Saturday” he said (The Scotsman).
“The important thing in this league is to continue picking up points. It’s a tough league. People look at it and think Hearts should be turning up and winning 2-0, 3-0, 4-0. It doesn’t work like that.
“It’s not like that”
“We’re sitting 12 points clear – which is a great achievement for the players – it’s about continuing to get points. We’d like to win every week by a number of goals, but sometimes it’s not like that” Neilson concluded.
With Dunfermline and Raith both in action today, chances are that Hearts’ lead at the top of the table will be down to single figures after the matches are completed this weekend.
Hearts still have a comfortable lead at the top of the table. But Neilson will want his team to end their run of draws as soon as possible. The first opportunity will be against Dundee next Saturday.