How the Hearts players rated in Austin MacPhee's last game in charge
Marks out of ten for every Hearts player to see game time in the disappointing 1-0 defeat to Motherwell at Fir Park.
Joel Pereira - 6
Restored to starting lineup after Zlamal injury, the keeper had little of note do. Helpless for the goal and dealt well enough with the basics.
Jamie Brandon - 6
Followed up his promising midweek display with another committed showing. Spurned a good chance to equalise when he blazed high and wide.
Craig Halkett - 5
Skinned by Jermaine Hylton in the lead-up to the goal and relieved to see linesman's flag up for Allan Campbell's effort in second half when he was left trailing once more.
Michael Smith - 6
Another steady display from the ever-dependable Northern Irishman as the linchpin of the three-man defence.
Christophe Berra - 6
In the wars throughout. Distribution not always convincing but defended soundly and even got forward down the left on a few occasions in second half.
Jake Mulraney - 5
Stuck to his task at left-wing-back but unable to influence game in an attacking capacity. Sent off in stoppage time for dissent towards ref.
Glenn Whelan - 6
A decent performance from the Irishman. Kept things ticking over when Hearts had possession and wasn't shy in getting involved in the battle when required.
Sean Clare - 5
Had some promising moments early on and helped Hearts compete in midfield but wasn't able to drive forward as much as he would have liked.
Jamie Walker - 5
A couple of sparky moments early on but generally struggled to cause the opposition any trouble before being replaced.
Ryotaro Meshino - 6
Drifted in and out of the game but looked the likeliest Hearts player to make something happen. Went close with two second-half attempts.
Steven MacLean - 5
Put in a decent shift against a strong Motherwell defence but only got one clear chance, when he was denied by Gillespie from the edge of the box.
Uche Ikpeazu - 5
On for Walker and had a few threatening moments. Curled an effort just wide in closing stages.
Aidan Keena - N/A
On in closing minutes.
Craig Wighton - N/A
On too late to make impact.