Next Game

Hibernian v Hearts

Sunday, 26 October 2014, 12:15

Scots Champ

Last Game

Hearts 5 - 1 Dumbarton

Saturday, 18 October 2014, 15:00

Scots Champ

Locke keen to forget thrashing

Hearts manager Gary Locke admits it was only a matter of time before his young side were on the receiving end of a thrashing like the one dished out by Celtic.

Last Updated: 05/12/13 at 15:14 Post Comment

Gary Locke: Hearts manager wants a reaction after defeat

Gary Locke: Hearts manager wants a reaction after defeat

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

The administration-hit Jambos - deducted 15 points and banned from signing players - were beaten 7-0 by the Hoops in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup at Tynecastle on Sunday.

But Locke says the surprising thing for some is the fact his inexperienced side - which contains just three players older than 22 - have not suffered so harshly more often.

He is now hoping for a response when Hearts return to Scottish Premiership action against Dundee United at Tannadice on Saturday.

"We haven't done too badly this season. Without the 15-point deduction, we'd be sitting third bottom of the league," said Locke.

"At the start of the season everyone outside this club expected us to be on the end of a few heavy defeats. I said that was always going to happen at some point.

"So it has happened and it is now important that we respond in the right manner.

"Tottenham went to Manchester City a few weeks ago and lost by six, so it happens. That's football."

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e doesn't need a caoch. He needs a bus. A bloody big one, that he can park across the goal line. And when he gets one, he can do us a favour and let us know where we can buy one from as well.

HarryBoulton
Rodgers: No defence coach

Y

ou are wrong Per, thats the right way the play. Its everyone elses' fault that it doesnt work.

delboy
Mertesacker urges style change

A

s it's panto season coming soon, let me be the first Oh yes you do

munchie
Rodgers: No defence coach

Footer 365

La Liga: Carlo Ancelotti praises 'professional' Real Madrid after 3-1 Barcelona win

Carlo Ancelotti praised Real Madrid's "unique professionalism" after they came from a goal down to beat Barcelona.

Premier League: Mauricio Pochettino says Alan Pardew deserves more respect

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino admits it is tough not to feel sorry for Newcastle counterpart Alan Pardew.

La Liga: Luis Enrique stands by Luis Suarez selection after Barcelona defeat

Luis Enrique defended his decision to start Luis Suarez against Real Madrid after his team slumped to a 3-1 defeat.

Mail Box

'Goals Like That Can Make You Pregnant'

Those being sniffy about Erik Lamela's rabona are given short shrift in the afternoon mailbox, where criticism of Brendan Rodgers is smashed out of the park...

Does David De Gea Need Competition?

It would certainly be a good idea to give Victor Valdes a contract, while we have more mails on Brendan Rodgers, Arsene Wenger, the rabona and mailbox gripes...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property