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CATHRO’S VOW TO HEARTS FANS

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NEW Head Coach Ian Cathro insists Hearts will be “a different team” after his managerial debut was wrecked by Rangers’ 2-0 win at Ibrox.

The 30-year-old, who was named Robbie Neilson’s successor on Monday, has promised the Tynecastle support there will be improvements.

Cathro said: “It’s important that the fans know that performance is not going to be what is on the grass for them. We will be better.”

Don Cowie had a goal wrongly ruled out for offside for the visitors before Rob Kiernan and Barrie McKay netted for the hosts.

The result increased the gap between the second-placed Ibrox outfit and Hearts to five points while Aberdeen, with a game in hand, are a point ahead of the Edinburgh men.

Cathro said: “It’s not a dramatic day, by any means. It’s a game which could have gone better and we could have been better.

“But there is no disaster associated to it. Just a game we need to learn from and improve from. We will be a different team than what you saw on this occasion.

“I would like to think one of the reasons I did well as an assistant was being able to help the manager as I really, really cared about it.

“For me, it was a normal day at work. We need to take as much value as we can out of this game and make improvements.

“Was there too much focus on me this week? No. Everyone will go through a process of getting to know me.

‘I think you’ll realise that very little bothers me.

“Noise is noise. The reasons why I’ve been able to make progress in my career is because I focus on the work.”

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