How the Hearts players rated during 1-0 home defeat to Kilmarnock

Marks out of ten for every member of Craig Levein's side who featured in the 1-0 loss to Kilmarnock in the Ladbrokes Premiership.

By Craig Fowler
Saturday, 5th October 2019, 5:09 pm

Player ratings scale - 10: One of best performances you've seen. 9: Outstanding. 8: Very good. 7: Good. 6: Average. 5: Poor, 4: Very poor. 3: Terrible day at office. 2: Abysmal. 1: One of worst performances you've seen.

The on loan goalkeeper flapped at an early cross and didn't have much to do otherwise.
His first start in the league but you wouldn't have known it. Offered an option going forward on the right of a three-man defence and then was solid in his defensive duties when Hearts switched to a back four.

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Had a couple of important interceptions as part of a back three. Was troubled by Liam Millar when moved to right-back, though he did provide some attacking impetus, even though he missed a big chance.
Question marks over his distribution when he was left of a back three, but defensively he was solid enough.
Solid enough defensively but not as impactful going forward as we've come to expect from the youngster.
An odd inclusion given his struggles with a hamstring complaint and working in a midfield three that lacked a natural attacker. Didn't even last 30 minutes before being forced off through injury.
Lacked his usual command in the centre of the park and wasn't as steady in possession as he typically is.
Showed his usual poise in possession. Was the victim of a necessary system change at the half where Steven MacLean came on in his place.
Something of a nightmare for the winger. He struggled defensively at wing-back, hit poor crosses in attack and at one point caused a trick that nearly forced him to fall over. Hooked with ten to go.
Not the best player in maroon but by no means the worst either.
Given a tough task of leading the line in the first half before being placed in his usual No.10 role after the break. The only Hearts player who looked like making anything happen.
Provided a bit of energy later in the match which helped Hearts keep the pressure on Killie - even though it ultimately led to nothing.
The veteran striker came on at the break but couldn't do enough to get his side level. Had a goal ruled out for a foul in the build up.
On late to try and nick a goal. Put himself about to no avail.