There has been a share of both highs and lows for Hearts this season. Picture: SNSThere has been a share of both highs and lows for Hearts this season. Picture: SNS
There has been a share of both highs and lows for Hearts this season. Picture: SNS

Hearts end-of-season awards for 2022/23: Best player, best individual performance, lowest moment, biggest tactical error

Should Hearts take care of business on Saturday and avoid defeat to rivals Hibs, they will finish in fourth place in the Scottish top flight and get back into Europe.

All things considered, it’s not bad. This is a club that two years ago was still playing in the Scottish Championship, while last year’s European adventure was the first since 2016. This is a fanbase that’s had to get used to underachievement in recent years, so finishing just behind an Aberdeen side that didn’t have the rigours of European football and spent a fair bit on their first-team squad themselves is hardly an embarrassment.

But then again, they had a ten-point lead on the Pittodrie side just earlier this year. Allowing such an advantage to slip from their grasp, especially with the carrot of group-stage European football for the second consecutive season dangling in front of them, is always going invoke a lot of disappointment.

The collective highs and lows of this campaign are condensed into these 11 awards...