Neilson admits Hearts “have to go the way” against St Mirren

The Tynecastle side suffered their fourth consecutive loss – and their fifth in six games – when they lost 2-1 at Kilmarnock on Saturday.

The setback has allowed Aberdeen to move up to within a point of fourth place and has also put pressure on Neilson himself.

The Gorgie boss was the subject of an adult message smeared outside Tynecastle over the weekend urging him to leave and he appears to have lost the support of some Jambos fans.

The 42-year-old accepts that Hearts are struggling with a slump in form.

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But he knows actions speak louder than words as they seek a solution with just three games to go and an Edinburgh derby against rivals Hibernian on the horizon.

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He said: “This time that we are in right now is a very difficult time for everyone.

“We’re not playing at the level we want and we’re not getting the points we want.

“But we have to fight every day in training and show the spirit this weekend.

“Because you can talk all week, after the game, this and that, blah, blah, blah.

“But the only way to show it is on Saturday by getting off the blocks and doing better [than Saturday].”


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