Hearts' Fanzone

Don Wilkie, Rosewell: "I suppose you need to be content with a point away from home in a derby but I can't help but feel that we've let Hibs off the hook in this game. I thought that we started the game well and Gordon Smith passed up a half chance early on. However, after that, we fell out of the match and we weren't keeping the ball well. Having said that, for all Hibs' possession, I can't really remember Kello having a save to make. Our goal was a real sucker punch for

"After the break, I thought we came out much the sharper and Suso had a good chance to put us 2-0 up. Unfortunately, Hibs have quality in the final third and they punished us for it. I think both teams struggled a bit after the red cards although we probably had the better of the chances. In the end, I think that both teams were content with a point and nobody was really willing to push on and look for a winner.

"It'll be another tough test at Pittodrie next week but if we can bring a couple of strikers in, I'd feel confident of going up there and getting a result."

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Jimmy Malone, Holyrood: "I thought that Hibs controlled the match before the break but we got the goal and it was pretty much the opposite story in the second half.

"It's a frustrating game for us because having been one up at half time, we played positively and really tried to take the game to Hibs but our finishing let us down. Suso, Smith and Nade all had great chances to score and Ian Black nearly got the winner for us with a great shot from distance. Had any of those chances been taken, we would have won the match because Hibs had absolutely no threat going forward in the second half.

"We were completely comfortable and dealt with everything that Hibs threw at us after their equaliser. However, our lack of quality in attacking positions proved to be the difference between drawing the match and winning it. Hopefully, Romanov can see that and will sanction the signing of a couple of strikers."

Frank Cowan, Dalkeith: "A really good performance from Hearts. I thought we made a bright opening to the game and we also finished the first half stronger than Hibs although we were possibly a wee bit lucky to lead at half time. In the second half, we worked much harder, we were sharper to the ball and I thought that Eggert Jonsson and Michael Stewart were absolutely tremendous.

"They got to grips with Zemmama and Miller, who flattered to deceive, and with Lee Wallace getting forward a lot, we managed to carve Hibs open on a few occasions. In all honesty, we completely outplayed Hibs after the break and, after Palazuelos and McCormack were sent off, there was only one team who looked like winning the game – and it wasn't Hibs. While it's a game that we probably should have won, a draw isn't too bad because it keeps our good run of form going."