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Hearts sweat over Michael Ngoo and Danny Wilson

Gary Locke. Picture: SNS

Gary Locke. Picture: SNS

  • by BARRY ANDERSON
 

HEARTS manager Gary Locke admits Michael Ngoo and Danny Wilson 
must train today 
or tomorrow to have any chance of featuring in Sunday’s Edinburgh derby at Tynecastle

Ngoo has a shoulder problem and Wilson a thigh injury, with both players unable to train fully this week. Locke wants them available against Hibs, but stressed today that he will take no risks with the on-loan Liverpool pair.

“We’re hoping they will train at some point before Sunday,” he said. “Danny has a thigh problem and, if you push him too early, it could go again. Michael is a bit different so we’re hoping they will train. If they do, they’ll both be in

contention for the weekend.”

Locke explained the importance of continuing last week’s form following the 3-0 victory over St Mirren. “There’s no bigger game for us than the Edinburgh derby,” he continued. “Winning last weekend gives us a slight chance of finishing seventh and that’s all we’ve been focusing on. We want to finish as high as we can and put behind us what has been a pretty disappointing season.

“I was really pleased with the whole team performance last week. I said to the players that we’ve set a standard now. We will get inconsistency with young players in the team, but it was a positive day for the whole football club. Maybe some fans were there last week who hadn’t been along for a while. Hopefully they’ve seen some young boys, and some experienced players as well, who all did well on the day.”

 

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