Locke: Win against the odds

Hearts caretaker manager Gary Locke praised his players for triumphing through adversity after they ended a five-match losing streak with a 2-0 win over St Johnstone.

Last Updated: 06/03/13 at 10:04 Post Comment

Gary Locke: First victory since taking over from John McGlynn

Gary Locke: First victory since taking over from John McGlynn

More of the games that matter

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

Goals from Ryan Stevenson and John Sutton secured a first win in seven that moved the side up to 10th in the Scottish Premier League.

"We showed everything required to get us out of the position we are in," Locke, at the helm after the departure of John McGlynn, said.

"There was great endeavour, work-rate, we were first to every ball and I felt we were a bit unlucky not to score one or two more goals.

"I was absolutely delighted to get a win and I dedicate that to John McGlynn and all the supporters that came tonight."

The win came on a day of continuing financial uncertainty following the collapse of Vladimir Romanov's bank and his subsequent resignation from the board of UBIG, the club's majority shareholder.

The board earlier dismissed suggestions that Romanov had relinquished control of Hearts and then denied reports that staff had been told the club would be going into administration.

"I have heard the rumours, I just think that's a bit of scaremongering," Locke added.

"I don't know a lot about it, it's more the directors that deal with that side of things.

"I'm just here to concentrate on the football and I'm just delighted we got three points."

More of the games that matter

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

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

ang on there!! We've only just won the second in a row. Don't we have to win three, like Brazil, to get to keep the Cup permanently at our stadium? ;-)

gutbukkit
Emirates to sponsor FA Cup

T

ypical Bodgers, in desperate need of a defensive midfielder and go for a floaty number 10 type midfielder. BODGERS OUT.

uncle monty
The Home Gossip

B

enteke is an absolute steal for £32.5m, he would get into any team in the world (except Barcelona) at the moment. I've seen many very good strikers in my 30+ years as a Villa fan. This guy is the best without question.

sparkigol
Benteke's £32.5m release clause

Footer 365

PSG win French Cup to seal the domestic quadruple

Paris Saint-Germain achieved a unique domestic quadruple when they beat Ligue 2 side AJ Auxerre 1-0 in the French Cup final.

Athletic Bilbao 1-3 Barcelona: Lionel Messi double hands Barca Copa del Rey triumph

Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona moved a step closer to the treble with a 3-1 win over Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey final.

Theo Walcott says Arsenal's squad is strong enough to mount a Premier League title bid next term

Theo Walcott thinks the current Arsenal squad is the strongest he has been involved with.

Mail Box

Players Must Stand Up For Qatar Boycott

Players, not bureaucrats, hold the key to boycotting Qatar. Also in the afternoon mailbox: Wenger is right to rotate, Zlatan can dribble, and it's Barca v Ajax in the budget final...

What Would You Do If You Were Blatter?

Step into Sepp's shoes, is the invitation from one mailboxer. Also: United already have their new number one, Rodgers deserves time, and the best Budget XI so far...

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