Next Game

Alloa v Hearts

Saturday, 31 January 2015, 17:30

Scots Champ

Last Game

Hearts 2 - 3 Falkirk

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 15:00

Scots Champ

McGlynn thrilled to climb SPL

John McGlynn was thrilled to see Hearts climb from ninth to sixth place in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League with a 2-1 win over Dundee United.

Last Updated: 23/12/12 at 20:15 Post Comment

McGlynn: Delighted to climb into SPL's top half

McGlynn: Delighted to climb into SPL's top half

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Despite a tumultuous recent period at Tynecastle, Hearts moved into the top half of the table, above United, as Ryan Stevenson scored twice in the first half, the second a penalty.

"The SPL is a crazy league this year," said McGlynn. "We've not been that consistent, but when you get three points it makes such a big difference. We're delighted to get into the top six.

"We're delighted that over the start of these four games coming up we've won the first. We go down to Rugby Park on Wednesday, which will be difficult.

"It's nice to get three points on the board tonight and go down there with a feel-good factor and some confidence."

Hearts' Edinburgh rivals Hibernian have been praised for turning from relegation candidates last term to top-six hopefuls this season, yet McGlynn's men are only three points behind.

McGlynn hopes Hearts can overtake Hibs come the Edinburgh derby early in the new year.

"We'd like to be in that position come January 3," he said.

Try as they might United could not breach Hearts' defence for a second time after Keith Watson's 57th-minute strike.

"Over the piece we just deserved it," McGlynn said. "Today we were delighted to get the early start. John Sutton was causing problems up front and that's where the first goal came from.

"It gave us a great start and the penalty Ryan slotted away very well. United were never really out of the game. We have got a good defensive record and that had to come out in the second half when we came under pressure."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

was there, it was embarrassing - the team looked totally unbalanced from the off, the defence was woeful and when Mikel came off injured it got even worse with nobody in front of them. Up front on several occasions we had opportunities and nobody would shoot - it was a complete farse! On the back of Salah's performance I'm glad there is talk of getting shot...

Fly1ngh1gh
Cup defeat shames Mourinho

G

reat to see Tommy Rosicky getting some love. A wonderful player. Such a pity we lost so long to injury. I was so excited when we signed him, this resurgence only makes the absences seem more of a lost opportunity.

cheshire-gooner
16 Conclusions: FA Cup Fourth Round Weekend

A

pparently Chiles has blamed Twitter trolls for his exit. Proof that even the worst things can get great results at times.

cheshire-gooner
Adrian Chiles to leave ITV

Footer 365

Gary Lineker could host BT Sport's Champions League coverage

Gary Lineker has held talks with BT Sport about presenting their Champions League coverage next season.

Contract news: Robin van Persie unsure if he will be offered new Manchester United deal

Robin van Persie says he has no idea if he will be offered a new contract at Manchester United.

Manchester United U21s beat Liverpool 2-1 as Victor Valdes makes first appearance for the club

Goals from Nick Powell and Paddy McNair gave Manchester United's U21 side victory over Liverpool at Leigh Sports Village.

Mail Box

The Problem With FA Cup Shocks...

...is that the draw for the next round is pretty shocking. Blackburn v Stoke, anybody? We also have mails on LVG and ManUnited, who drew plenty under Fergie...

You're Man Utd, For Crying Out Loud!

Defending a 0-0 draw with Cambridge on the grounds that other teams lost to lower-league opposition is not befitting of Man United. We're inclined to agree with Mailboxers...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company