How the Hearts players rated in Austin MacPhee's last game in charge

Ryotaro Meshino battles for the ball.Ryotaro Meshino battles for the ball.
Ryotaro Meshino battles for the ball.
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

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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

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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

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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.

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