Published: 24/11/2017 08:00 - Updated: 23/11/2017 16:10

Payback on captain's mind as County aim to break Hearts

 

Andrew Davies is keen to make amends for Hearts' last defeat of Ross County when the clubs meet again in Edinburgh this weekend. Picture: Ken Macpherson
Andrew Davies is keen to make amends for Hearts' last defeat of Ross County when the clubs meet again in Edinburgh this weekend. Picture: Ken Macpherson
COUNTY captain Andrew Davies has urged his teammates to make amends for their early season defeat by Hearts when the sides meet again tomorrow.

 

The 32-year-old defender is determined to dish out a payback on the Jambos at Tynecastle and insisted the loss still rankled with the squad.

He said: “It left a bit of a bitter taste in our mouths being beaten by them last time out here, so we are ready to go for this one, definitely.

“We will go there full of confidence and I don’t see why we can’t get a result if we perform like we did against Celtic and how we have been playing in the last few games.

“It will be an exciting game and I always enjoy playing at Tynecastle. Of course, they are a good team and they have obviously proved that over the years.

“But I do believe when we are on our game, we have a good squad of players here and when we play to our full ability we can hurt anyone.

Of the Celtic game he said: “It was a really good performance from the boys. We went about our task really well. I thought we had them at one point – especially with a couple of chances we had.

“If we had gone one-nil up it would have been interesting to see how they reacted, because they were really struggling to break us down.

“So to lose a goal like that in that sort of way was disappointing, definitely.

“The manager was fine. He is all about honesty and working hard for each other, and if you do that he’s fine.

“We matched the runners all over the pitch and we did it for the whole game. I think people thought we might run out of steam after the first half, but the training the manager has us doing means we are a fit bunch and we could carry on for the full 90.”

Coyle was very animated on the sidelines as he urged his team on and Davies added: “I’ve been in the game a long time now and come across some very vocal managers – some in a good way, some in a bad way. He is definitely one in a good way.

“He encourages us to go out there and go and win games.

“I’m really looking forward to the Hearts game and I’m sure we should have won the game against them here.”

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