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HEARTS BOSS’ MIXED FEELINGS

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HEARTS boss Robbie Neilson was delighted with his side’s never-say-die spirit as they battled back to get a 3-3 draw with Caley Thistle in Inverness.
However, the Tynecastle gaffer was fuming that his players had put themselves in that position in the first place.
He said: “There are positives and negatives to take from this performance. The positive is when we went 2-0 down we got ourselves back into the game.
“The negative is that we have come up here and scored three goals and left with only a point.
“There were periods in the first-half where we were really good and periods where we were really bad.
“Then in the second-half I thought we were good for the majority of it. It’s a learning curve for us. We tried to pass the ball and we were caught on the counter.
“We’re getting there – we’re creating chances and it was good to score the goals we did. It was the other side of the display that was disappointing.”
The Edinburgh side were in trouble when David Raven volleyed in the opener and Lonsana Doumbouya claimed the second. Bjorn Johnsen pulled one back before half-time, before a speculative Faycal Rherras cross drifted in for the equaliser.
Aaron Doran fired Richie Foran’s side ahead again, but the visitors equalised once more through Arnaud Djoum. The Edinburgh men are now in third place on 18 points in the table, ahead of Aberdeen and St Johnstone on goal difference. The Caley Jags remain in sixth.
Foran said: “I’m delighted with the performance – it was just a couple of mistakes that have cost us goals in the end. But, overall, I’ve got no complaints.”
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