Gary Locke today praised Hearts midfielder Scott Robinson for the character he has shown to become a driving influence in the Tynecastle team in recent weeks.
The 21-year-old received criticism for his performances from some fans earlier in the season, but has recovered to show his best form since the turn of the year. He scored the winning goal in a 2-1 win at Ross County last month and is earning praise from supporters after transforming his game.
The turnaround has not surprised Locke, but the manager is nonetheless delighted to see Robinson playing at his peak. “He’s shown tremendous character. To play for Hearts, you need character about you and everybody says that,” said Locke.
“Tynecastle is an unbelievable place to play, especially when the fans are right behind you but it can sometimes be difficult for a player. Scott has certainly been one who has driven the team on over the last few games. He’s now showing the potential that I know he’s got.”
Robinson has started seven of the last eight matches for Hearts, missing only last month’s 3-3 draw with St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park through suspension. He was named sponsors’ man of the match in the 2-1 win over St Mirren at Tynecastle ten days ago.