Hearts ace Craig Halkett on Scotland ambition, building a centre-back relationship with Mihai Popescu and getting off to a flyer
The pair come into the season as favourites to win the title, albeit Robbie Neilson’s men are heavy favourites to repeat their second tier success from back in 2014/15 when they romped to the league with a record points total.
Tonight’s encounter, played once more without fans, will have an extra edge to it after what unfolded during the summer with Dundee’s changed vote seeing the SPFL resolution go against Hearts.
We will have all the latest throughout the evening from Tynecastle Park. Team news is expected at around 6.30pm and kick-off is 7.45pm.
Danny Mullen sends a shot in from outside the box only for it to look like it was heading into the bottom corner before Gordon diverted it away.
Hearts were countered by Dundee and just as it looked like McGowan was scoring Irving made a brilliant last-ditch block after working back.
A smart stop from Craig Gordon down low. Afolabi gets into the box but his effort was beaten away.
Easy street for Hearts. Neilson’s men started with the pace and intensity he and the fans want.
Front four really lively with Boyce showing his qualities as a lone striker. Roberts and Lee much more positive in their play.
Neilson will likely be annoyed with the concession of the goal to Charlie Adam, the midfielder easily waltzing his way through the midfield. Apart from that Dundee look poor, especially at the back.
Stephen Kingsley scores his first goal for the club with a brilliant free-kick after Olly Lee was fouled.
It will take something special to beat Ginnelly’s attempted volley for worst effort of the season. Nearly went out the ground up and over the Roseburn End.
The midfielder drifted past a number of Hearts players too easy and fires one past Craig Gordon.
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