Heart of Midlothian manager Robbie Neilson reveals the club have walked away from transfer deals because the fit has not been right. (Scotsman - subscription required), external
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Robbie Neilson remains intent on adding to his Heart of Midlothian squad and has played down reports Josh Ginnelly could leave the club.
Attacker Ginnelly, 25, has not yet featured this season.
"Josh has been out injured through pre-season, he's just getting back, he's been in the squad, on the bench," said Neilson.
"In my view, Josh will be a big part of this club going forward. He's a very good player. He's different from what we've got at the moment in that he's got blistering pace. It's about getting him as fit as we can to use him.
"We're still looking, still trying. These things can take a bit of time but there are still a couple of weeks left of the window and I'm sure we'll get the positions filled that we want.
"I don't want to put a number on it but I do think we need a couple of additions, at least.
"We've got a good squad here but with the amount of games we've got coming up - we're back-to-back Thursday-Sunday almost through to December - so we need to make sure we've got the bodies here to sustain that."
Robbie Neilson expects Heart of Midlothian to come up against a Dundee United side "hungry" to react to Thursday's 7-0 loss to AZ.
United ended up on the end of a 7-1 aggregate defeat in the Europa Conference League third qualifying round.
The Tangerines travel to Tynecastle on Sunday, where the hosts will play their last game before taking on Zurich in the Europa League play-off round.
"In the home tie Dundee United were exceptional," said Neilson. "Obviously the game last night was difficult. They started the game well but then they had that period where they lost a lot of goals. Sometimes that can happen in Europe if you're playing against top teams.
"I would expect a positive reaction. They'll come out and make it very difficult for us. They'll be hurting after such a big defeat so we need to be ready for it. I expect them to come out hungry to try and avenge last night's result. I expect it to be a difficult game."
Heart of Midlothian will listen to offers for attacker Josh Ginnelly. (Edinburgh Evening News - subscription required), external
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Heart of Midlothian have decided against offering Jacob Davenport a contract after the 23-year-old midfielder released by Blackburn Rovers spent several days on trial with the Scottish Premiership club last week. (Edinburgh Evening News), external
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Hearts manager Robbie Neilson spoke to BBC Radio Scotland following his side's 1-1 draw in the Edinburgh derby against Hibernian.
"We're devastated not to get the three points which I think we merited. We dominated the game throughout except the opening 10-15 minutes but then we had total control and had a number of chances to get that second or third goal and we didn't take it and we've paid the price.
"I thought our forwards were exceptional today. We created a lot of chances, there is still a lot of sharpness to come from them all but as we go along, we will see a lot more from them.
"Even towards the end of the game we were still creating chances and that is the pleasing thing for me. We didn't just sit in, we came to Easter Road and dominated and deserve a lot of plaudits today.
"We should've just been over the line but we didn't do it."
Hearts and Hibs fans will normally agree that Edinburgh derbies, while high in spirit, blood and thunder, can frequently be low on quality.
Sometimes it needs a bit of magic to win it. Shankland's outside-of-the-foot finish looked like the bit of wizardry that would decide game.
Hibs have lacked that magic in recent times. Since January, to be precise. So when whispers of Boyle's return were heard around Easter Road, excitement grew. He's delivered much sooner than anyone thought.
Only registered at 11pm the night before, even head coach Lee Johnson admitted he didn't think Boyle would be involved in this game. Instead, the Australian international's homecoming ended in almost perfect circumstances.
When Hearts fans look for something or someone to blame, they might bemoan their manager's substitutions - somewhat defensive when only one goal ahead.
Hibernian: Marshall; Cadden, Bushiri, Porteous, Cabraja; Kenneh, Newell, Campbell; Henderson, Melkersen, Youan.
Substitutes: Dabrowski, Boyle, Hanlon, Doidge, Doyle-Hayes, Miller, Bojang, McGregor, MacIntyre.
Hearts: Gordon; Smith, Halkett, Rowles, Cochrane; McKay, Grant, Haring, Forrest; Boyce, Shankland.
Substitutes: Stewart, Atkinson, Devlin, Halliday, Boyce, Mackay-Steven, Neilson, Sibbick, Henderson, Ginnelly.
Hibernian captain Paul Hanlon played in a development match during the week and the defender could return in Sunday's Edinburgh derby but Kyle Magennis, Aiden McGeady, Demi Mitchell, Kevin Nisbet, Lewis Stevenson and Jair Tavares are all missing.
Heart of Midlothian will assess defender Stephen Kingsley after he trained with the squad on Friday. Nathaniel Atkinson is available following a bout of illness.
Did you know? Hearts are unbeaten in six Edinburgh derbies, winning four of them, since Hibs won 2-0 at Tynecastle in December 2019 and have not lost on their latest five visits to Easter Road.