CALLUM TAPPING believes Hearts can lift the gloom and reignite their season by winning their next two games.
The Tynecastle side head to Kilmarnock today desperately in need of a victory as they bid to cut the 13-point gap between themselves and the Rugby Park side at the foot of the Scottish Premiership.
Then, on Wednesday, they have another huge fixture in the shape of a League Cup clash with city rivals Hibs at Easter Road, with Hearts fans long since having sold out the away end for the eagerly-awaited tie.
Midfielder Tapping feels cutting their arrears to ten points and then reaching the semi-final of a national cup competition would do wonders for the squad’s belief and completely alter the landscape of their season. “If we were to win at Kilmarnock, it would be perfect to get the momentum going again,” said the 20-year-old. “Earlier in the season we were flying for three or four games, so if we can get that going again it can only be good.
“Hopefully we can get the win on Saturday and a few days later get the win against Hibs, and then take it from there.”
Tapping feels his side have competed well in most games and will start picking up points on a more regular basis once they eradicate the errors that are undermining their general play. He said: “We’ve not been outplayed, apart from maybe once this season, so if we can sort out our mistakes I think we can do well.”
Meanwhile, Hearts have sold over 1000 tickets for next month’s friendly against German cracks Wolfsburg.
Briefs are on sale for the November 13 fundraising match, priced at £12 for season-ticket holders and £15 for non-season-ticket holders (Concessions £7/Under 12s £2).