Hearts fans rage over Jamie Walker decision ahead of clash with Arbroath

Hearts have named their team to face Arbroath in the Scottish Championship and supporters are not happy about the exclusion of one player.

Saturday, 20th March 2021, 2:10 pm
Updated Saturday, 20th March 2021, 2:14 pm
Hearts attacker Jamie Walker once again starts the game on the bench - an unpopular decision with the fans. Picture: SNS

Jamie Walker, despite scoring against Ayr United last weekend, taking his tally to seven goals this campaign, is once again named among the substitutes as Gary Mackay-Steven keeps his place at the top of the diamond.

This has frustrated supporters who have been impressed with Walker’s form this season, while Mackay-Steven still struggles to find his feet after his January signing.

Here’s what they had to say on social media:

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@AaronFraser37: “START JAMIE WALKER.”

@Rabgee: “I have the feeling that we had a load of team sheets printed up with Mackay-Steven on them in error and we’re not allowed to get more until they’re all used up.”

@AHoatsonjlsxxxx: “Taking the p*** why walker always on the bench?”

@HeartsTillWeDie: “Got to feel for Walker.”

@jambodave81: “There’s only 1 Jamie Walker. Not starting again, what a shocker!!!! Walking along wondering what to do to just start a f****** game at some point under Neilson or two!!!”

@heartsstats: “First time since December 2016 we've played the same team three games running.”

@jambomiller79: “This team line up is getting so predictable it’s getting boring every week, what does Walker have to do to get a starting place?”

@PantsS***on: “I think Robbie’s just trolling now with the Walker thing!

...except you could argue that he has had his biggest impact as a sub rather than in games he’s started. Which raises other questions...”

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