St Mirren will welcome Gary MacKenzie back into their squad for Saturday’s Ladbrokes Premiership clash with Hearts.
Hearts boss Craig Levein has stressed the importance of switching their focus to Saturday’s clash with St Mirren after an emotionally-draining week that yielded two important victories.
St Mirren midfielder Tony Andreu insists now is not a bad time to be facing Hearts despite their recent upturn in form.
Injured midfielder Peter Haring admitted it was frustrating to watch Hearts’ poor start to the season from afar but he is hopeful the Jambos can continue their recent resurgence.
St Mirren boss Jim Goodwin expects to come up against a Hearts side brimming with confidence this weekend after they recorded two important victories in the last week.
Craig Levein insists Hearts’ penalty practice made perfect as he hailed the attention to detail of his assistant manager Austin MacPhee.
Sam Cosgrove converted two spot-kicks in normal-time before missing in the decisive penalty shoot-out as Hearts progressed to the semi-final of the Betfred Cup at the expense of Aberdeen.
Hearts manager Craig Levein insisted he did not celebrate their derby win because he knows there is far more work to be done to turn round their form.
Hearts are still without a host of players for their Betfred Cup meeting with Aberdeen.
Hearts manager Craig Levein feels the “enormous” lift of their derby win can fire them to cup success this week.
Craig Levein insisted he relished the pressure situation he emerged from at Easter Road and hailed his players for handling the heat.
Hearts came from behind to win 2-1 at Easter Road and alleviate the pressure on manager Craig Levein.
Lewis Stevenson believes Hibernian’s players need to “step up” as they bid to get their season back on track against local rivals Hearts.
Captain Christophe Berra admits Hearts’ players have been letting everyone at the club down and vowed to push for a first victory of the season in the Edinburgh derby with Hibernian.
Hibernian will be without Vykintas Slivka for their Edinburgh derby clash with Hearts after a scan revealed a fracture in his ankle.
Paul Heckingbottom revealed he has been placing more responsibility on his Hibernian players in training ahead of Sunday’s Edinburgh derby clash with Hearts.
Hearts boss Craig Levein remains confident the players he has at his disposal are good enough to turn their season around as they prepare to take on local rivals Hibernian on Sunday.
Hearts owner Ann Budge insists she has not spoken to other managers about replacing Craig Levein at Tynecastle and has given the 54-year-old her backing ahead of Sunday’s derby clash with Hibernian.
Craig Levein said the best wishes of Hearts’ fans and the whole of Scottish football are with the club’s former defender and manager Jim Jefferies after he suffered a heart attack on Monday.
Craig Levein has vowed to stay composed ahead of basement club Hearts’ crunch clash with Edinburgh rivals Hibernian on Sunday.