HEARTS supervisor Robbie Neilson admits he’s nonetheless eager to recruit a brand new centre-half after opting towards signing Joe Wright.
Neilson ran the rule over former Doncaster Rovers participant Wright in pre-season friendlies towards East Fife, Spartans and Bonnyrigg Rose.
Nonetheless, he determined to not supply 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 continues to be seeking to bolster his rearguard following John Souttar’s change to Rangers.
Chatting with the Edinburgh Night Information, Neilson, who watched his workforce come from behind to beat Tranmere Rovers 2-1 at Prenton Park on Wednesday, mentioned: “We’re nonetheless wanting in that space, however we’re searching for one thing a wee bit completely different.
“I believed Joe did very nicely, however I’m certain he’ll do nicely at Kilmarnock.”
Neilson, in the meantime, admits he’s delighted how Hearts are gearing up for the brand new marketing campaign after his workforce made it 5 pleasant wins from 5 towards 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 aspect host Crawley City on Saturday as they step up their preparations for the Premiership opener at house to Ross County on July 30.
Neilson added: “It’s one other sport for us towards Crawley and hopefully we will put collectively a 90 minute efficiency.
“The pre-season has been actually good up to now, I’ve been actually happy with it, a poor 45 minutes (towards Tranmere) however hopefully that’s the final one for a very long time.
“It was positively a sport of two halves, I believed within the first half we had been actually poor, very passive and simply didn’t get into the sport and it was virtually a typical pre-season sport.
“We had 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 had been prepared and second half was extra the degrees we need to get to.
“First half for me was like an away sport towards a Motherwell, Ross County, St Johnstone, that was the kind of sport it was and we have to study to deal with that.”