HEARTS supervisor Robbie Neilson admits he’s nonetheless eager to recruit a brand new centre-half after opting in opposition to signing Joe Wright.
Neilson ran the rule over former Doncaster Rovers participant Wright in pre-season friendlies in opposition to East Fife, Spartans and Bonnyrigg Rose.
Nevertheless, he determined to not provide the 27-year-old phrases, with Wright as an alternative signing for Kilmarnock on Wednesday night.
Neilson has already recruited versatile defender Lewis Neilson however remains to be trying to bolster his rearguard following John Souttar’s swap to Rangers.
Talking to the Edinburgh Night Information, Neilson, who watched his staff come from behind to beat Tranmere Rovers 2-1 at Prenton Park on Wednesday, mentioned: “We’re nonetheless trying in that space, however we’re in search of one thing a wee bit totally different.
“I believed Joe did very effectively, however I’m positive he’ll do effectively at Kilmarnock.”
Neilson, in the meantime, admits he’s delighted how Hearts are gearing up for the brand new marketing campaign after his staff made it 5 pleasant wins from 5 in opposition to Tranmere.
Hearts responded to going behind to Kane Hemmings’ opener by netting by way of Barrie McKay and Liam Boyce throughout a much-improved second half show.
The Tynecastle facet host Crawley City on Saturday as they step up their preparations for the Premiership opener at dwelling to Ross County on July 30.
Neilson added: “It’s one other sport for us in opposition to Crawley and hopefully we are able to put collectively a 90 minute efficiency.
“The pre-season has been actually good to date, I’ve been actually happy with it, a poor 45 minutes (in opposition to Tranmere) however hopefully that’s the final one for a very long time.
“It was undoubtedly a sport of two halves, I believed within the first half we have been actually poor, very passive and simply didn’t get into the sport and it was virtually a typical pre-season sport.
“We have been significantly better within the second half, I spoke to them at half-time about getting ready for the primary sport of the season and ensuring we have been prepared and second half was extra the degrees we wish to get to.
“First half for me was like an away sport in opposition to a Motherwell, Ross County, St Johnstone, that was the kind of sport it was and we have to study to deal with that.”