Next up - Hearts

Last updated : 30 April 2012 By Firparkcorner

Our confidence is sure to be on the up but memories will extend to a nightmare of a performance on Christmas eve when we lost 2-0 at Tynecastle.  There is hardly a more up and down team in the league than Hearts and we will probably have to play to our best if we are to come out on top.Will the Tarts have half an eye on the Cup Final.  


It is hard to know just what we will be facing though.  Hearts carved open Dundee United on Saturday but there is no guarantee they will play their best team on this occasion.  They have to juggle their squad before the cup final but will be aware their biggest league game is against St Johnstone this weekend.  This could give us a slight opening.

We have a full squad to choose from with no injuries or suspensions to hamper our team selection.  It is hard to imagine many changes will be made following our last performance with two-goal Ojamaa perhaps being the only question mark but it would be extremely harsh on Murphy if he was dropped now.  It is also worth remembering that while Henrik has turned round our home form since arriving in January, our previously strong away record has dipped to just one win in 2012 (at Dunfermline).

Tynecastle is a traditional graveyard for Motherwell but our recent record there is much better.  We've won there in three out of the last four seasons and in 2010/11 claimed five points from nine in Gorgie so we can hope to pick up something from this trip.  A draw would be good but at our best we could take another big step towards glory with a 2-1 success.