Moira Gordon

Craig Levein welcomes Hearts’ dressing-room fireworks

The sight of Craig Levein storming down from the directors’ box after less than half an hour of Saturday’s draw with Livingston, barking instructions on to the pitch, was a vivid illustration of his frustrations while the boos that rained down on the team at the end of the match were a vocal indication of how some fans were feeling.

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Hearts Steven Naismith celebrates scoring. Pic: SNS/Paul Devlin

Motherwell 0 - 1 Hearts: Naismith scores as Hearts go five clear

Steven Naismith is proving to be a huge tonic for Craig Levein in the wake of his recent heart scare. The Scotland striker is in a rich seam of scoring form for club and country and having sent his Gorgie boss the perfect get well gift, with his hat-trick against St Mirren prior to the international break, he intervened again at Fir Park yesterday to ease the strain on his manager’s ticker.

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