NEW Hearts Head Coach Ian Cathro pleaded for patience after his team were booed off the pitch following their 1-1 with Partick Thistle at Tynecastle.

The 30-year-old was hoping to claim a win on his home debut and looked to be set to do so after Bjorn Johnsen’s opener.

However, Cathro’s decision to substitute Johnsen with 18 minutes to go was jeered, with Sean Welsh heading home an equaliser to increase the dismay among the home supporters.

Cathro said: “We all feel the same reaction. I can’t boo because I’ve got to try and help find the solution.

“But players, fans, staff – our reaction is the same because we feel the same thing. We just have to stay together – and we will.

“Was I surprised by the booing at the end? No, because it’s a natural human reaction.

“But I’m not happy. The players didn’t get what they wanted and they’re not happy. So the booing is just the voicing of that and that’s normal.

“If we reach the point down the line where we draw at home and everyone is fine with it, I’d be more upset with that. But we’re not fine with this.”


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