Tynecastle manager Steven Vinter is refusing to push the panic button despite a third successive league defeat to Coldstream in the East of Scotland League on Wednesday night.
A 3-1 defeat to the Border outfit was not the ideal result Vinter wanted to take into tomorrow’s Football Nation East of Scotland Qualifying Cup second round Clash with Lowland League leaders East Kilbride at the K Park Training Academy (3.00pm kick-off).
But Vinter believes his side will turn the corner and believes the pressure is off for tomorrow’s tough trip to face Billy Ogilvie’s side.
“We aren’t scoring the chances that we are creating and that is a slight worry at the moment” said Vinter in the wake of Tynie’s latest defeat which saw Stewart Adams open his account for the season.
“But you don’t panic after just three games, there is enough ability and talent in the squad to come through this sticky spell”
“We have to go out and enjoy it tomorrow because we’re up against it but I’m looking forward to seeing the new set-up at East Kilbride because they’ve been well managed and they have excellent facilities.”
In tomorrow’s other Second Round fixture, Craigroyston face Lowland League opposition in Vale of Leithen at Victoria Park.
Andrew Brown has watched his side concede 17 goals in their first three East of Scotland League fixtures but has signed David Heggie from Tranent Juniors ahead of the clash with Mike Lawson’s outfit (3.00pm kick-off.)
In the East of Scotland League, Leith Athletic and Spartans EOS have the opportunity to maintain their unbeaten starts to the season.
Leith host Peebles Rovers at Meadowbank (3.00pm kick-off) whilst Colin Tomassi takes his Spartans EoS side to Riccarton to face Heriot-Watt-University (2.30pm kick-off).