Date: 18th January 2016 at 5:55pm
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Hearts’ Scottish Cup bid continues following the one-nil win over Aberdeen a week ago, which was followed up when the Jambos returned to Premiership action on Saturday with the emphatic win over Motherwell, who came into the game at Tynecastle in good form of late.

Robbie Neilson told the BBC that cup win was ‘the benchmark’ with it followed up by another ‘fantastic result’ with the six-nil win but he know there’s still ‘a long way to go.’

‘Last week was the benchmark and we’ve carried it on into this week. We’re not going to get carried away. We had a good result last week, we’ve had a fantastic result this week, but we’ve still got a long way to go.’

Challenging Aberdeen and Celtic is what Neilson’s looking for Hearts to do with the past week or so offering a good indication of this being possible.

The Head Coach added the players still need to ‘improve vastly’ with ‘Aberdeen in our sights’ with there still a lot of improvement needed, which is possible.

Neilson finished by stressing the Dons are the side he’s keen on catching, which if this can be done would be a ‘huge achievement.

‘Aberdeen are a good team. They’re the team that everybody said at the start of the season should finish second. If we can beat them to it then it would be a huge achievement for us, but they’re still the benchmark for us to try and get to.’


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