Date: 30th December 2015 at 12:52pm
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With tonight’s clash against Dundee United on the cards before the New Year, head coach Robbie Neilson has called on Hearts to end 2015 with three points.

It hasn’t been a bad year all told for Hearts. Promoted as Champions from the Championship and then almost seemlessly making the transition back to the Premiership, where we now sit in third place in the table, and Neilson wants us to cap that out with a high tonight and go into 2016 in even better spirits and confidence.

Speaking to the Official Site ahead of the kick off, he explained.

‘United have struggled of late but they`ve still got a lot of good players and it`s always a big game whenever they come to Tynecastle. We got a good result up at Tannadice earlier this season and we`re determined to pick up another win on Wednesday.’

Tynecastle is sold out once more for their visit and it makes it the tenth consecutive sellout, and Neilson added his praise for the fans for making that happen because he knows what a boost it is for the players to have that number of fans roaring them on.

‘It`s a massive boost for the players to be able to play in front of a sold out stadium. There`s no better place to be than at Tynecastle under the floodlights, so hopefully we can get three points to cap off a good year.’

Having started the game against Celtic and come in for praise from the gaffer for his performance, Gavin Reilly was also interviewed ahead of the game and he wants another start to he can keep kicking on.

‘I was glad to get a start against Celtic and I thought I performed well. We`re getting closer to challenging Celtic as a team, but we`re just up from the Championship so it`s about pushing on and progressing. Hopefully I`m given a chance again on Wednesday. Like I said, I contributed well on Sunday but hopefully I could top that off with a goal against United. It`ll be a tough game, though. They never had a match at the weekend so they might be a bit fresher than us, but we`re playing at home at a packed Tynecastle so we need to be taking all three points.’

Having teamed up nicely with Osman Sow in the Celtic match, Reilly went on to say he was hoping to build on that further tonight as well.

‘Osman`s got pace and power but he`s a genius on the ball as well, he`s got a bit of everything. He`s a great guy to play alongside so hopefully we can make it work on Wednesday.’

Kick off is 7.45pm and three points would draw us that touch closer to Aberdeen given the spare game.

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