Hearts finished their season ahead of many others in the SPFL, the comfortable win at Raith Rovers last week signing off a successful campaign which seen the side win promotion back to the top-flight.
The Evening News provided player ratings throughout the season with 31 different players featuring in the 35 games since October.
There have been some excellent performances with the team scoring six in three different league games, including an opening day 6-2 thumping of Dundee, plus a Scottish Cup semi-final win over Hibs. There have also been a number of below-par displays, notably the loss to Brora Rangers in this season’s Scottish Cup.
We have calculated all the ratings across the season to give an average for each of the players involved.
Click and scroll through to see how each individual fared.
1. Craig Gordon - 6.71
Averaged the fewest saves per game in the Championship and had a number of quiet outings. But when he was required to proceed big moments he delivered, starring against Dundee, Dunfermline, Inverness, Celtic and Hibs. Photo: Ross MacDonald - SNS Group
2. Ross Stewart - 5.75
Conceded eight goals in his four appearances. Was, however, part of the Brora Rangers Scottish Cup debacle. Photo: Bill Murray - SNS Group
3. Michael Smith - 6.79
The Northern Irishman was once again Mr Consistency and proved himself to be a useful attacking weapon, especially in the opening few months of the season. Photo: Ross MacDonald - SNS Group
4. Stephen Kingsley - 6.22
Turned out to be a very shrewd signing from Robbie Neilson, excellent against Dundee in the 6-2 win and in the Scottish Cup final. Season petered out and he missed the run-in due to injury. Photo: Ross MacDonald - SNS Group