skip to content
John Sutton takes a shot. Comfortable save by Darren Randolph.
Arvydas Novikovas has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.
Corner from left by-line taken by Arvydas Novikovas.
Michael Higdon takes a shot. Save by Jamie MacDonald.
The official flags Michael Ngoo offside. Free kick taken by Darren Randolph. Foul by Michael Ngoo on Stewart Carswell, free kick awarded. Tom Hateley restarts play with the free kick.
Stewart Carswell is caught offside. Jamie MacDonald restarts play with the free kick.
Stewart Carswell comes on in place of James McFadden.
Billy King takes a shot. Blocked by Shaun Hutchinson.
Billy King on for Jamie Walker.
Jamie Walker concedes a free kick for a foul on James McFadden. Henrik Ojamaa goes off and Robert McHugh comes on. Indirect free kick taken by Darren Randolph.
Shot from close in by John Sutton misses to the left of the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Sutton by Shaun Hutchinson. James McFadden goes into the referee's book for dissent. Arvydas Novikovas produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Darren Randolph.
Foul by Danny Wilson on Henrik Ojamaa, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Nicky Law from right by-line, Andy Webster manages to make a clearance.
Shot from just outside the penalty box by Andy Webster misses to the left of the target. Unfair challenge on Adam Cummins by Michael Ngoo results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Cummins.
Ryan Stevenson takes a shot. Darren Randolph makes a save. Corner taken left-footed by Arvydas Novikovas from the left by-line, Shaun Hutchinson makes a clearance.
Mehdi Taouil challenges Henrik Ojamaa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Shaun Hutchinson.
Ryan Stevenson concedes a free kick for a foul on Stevie Hammell. Darren Randolph takes the free kick.
James McFadden challenges Fraser Mullen unfairly and gives away a free kick. Fraser Mullen restarts play with the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Arvydas Novikovas from the right by-line, John Sutton scores a headed goal from close range. Hearts 1-2 Motherwell.The assist for the goal came from Arvydas Novikovas.
Omar Daley replaces Chris Humphrey.
Chris Humphrey challenges Kevin McHattie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Kevin McHattie.
Danny Wilson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Higdon. Nicky Law restarts play with the free kick. Dylan McGowan goes off and Fraser Mullen comes on.
Henrik Ojamaa is booked.
Chris Humphrey takes a shot. Ryan Stevenson takes a shot. Save made by Darren Randolph. Save by Jamie MacDonald.
Shot from just outside the box by Michael Ngoo misses to the left of the goal.
Michael Higdon is caught offside. Danny Wilson takes the indirect free kick.
Arvydas Novikovas joins the action as a substitute, replacing Callum Tapping.
Danny Wilson takes a shot. Darren Randolph makes a comfortable save.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Sutton by Adam Cummins. Mehdi Taouil takes the indirect free kick.
Mehdi Taouil fouled by Nicky Law, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Wilson restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Higdon on Callum Tapping. Jamie MacDonald restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Kevin McHattie, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Andy Webster misses to the left of the goal.
Effort from outside the box by Callum Tapping goes wide right of the target.
Ryan Stevenson produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
James McFadden challenges Dylan McGowan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andy Webster takes the indirect free kick.
Michael Ngoo takes a shot. Inswinging corner taken by Jamie Walker, save made by Darren Randolph. Save by Darren Randolph. The official flags Henrik Ojamaa offside. Jamie MacDonald takes the indirect free kick. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Keith Lasley by John Sutton. Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Stevie Hammell on Jamie Walker. The ball is swung over by Kevin McHattie, Headed effort on goal by John Sutton from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
Shot from just outside the penalty area by Ryan Stevenson misses to the left of the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Ngoo by Shaun Hutchinson. Danny Wilson takes the direct free kick.
Jamie Walker takes a shot. Save made by Darren Randolph.
Shot from outside the box by Callum Tapping misses to the left of the target. Shaun Hutchinson challenges Michael Ngoo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Danny Wilson.
Shaun Hutchinson fouled by John Sutton, the ref awards a free kick. Tom Hateley restarts play with the free kick.
James McFadden concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Walker. Mehdi Taouil restarts play with the free kick.
Effort from outside the penalty box by Mehdi Taouil goes wide right of the goal.
Unfair challenge on Ryan Stevenson by Shaun Hutchinson results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Jamie Walker, Tom Hateley makes a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jamie Walker, clearance made by Nicky Law. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Higdon by Andy Webster. Indirect free kick taken by Darren Randolph. Unfair challenge on Shaun Hutchinson by Michael Ngoo results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Shaun Hutchinson.
Nicky Law takes a shot. Dylan McGowan concedes an unfortunate own goal. Hearts 0-2 Motherwell.Assist on the goal came from Nicky Law.
Keith Lasley fouled by John Sutton, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Stevie Hammell.
Michael Ngoo produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
Michael Higdon grabs a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hearts 0-1 Motherwell.Assist by James McFadden.
Locke has players' backing - Webster
Hearts defender Andy Webster insists interim boss Gary Locke will have the backing of the Tynecastle squad if he puts his name forward to replace John McGlynn.
The Jambos first-team coach has been asked to take care of team matters alongside player development manager Darren Murray after McGlynn was relieved of his post.
His first match in charge will be the Gorgie clash with Motherwell but the former club captain was reluctant to speculate on whether he would still be picking the team by the time they run out at Hampden for the Scottish Communities League Cup final against St Mirren on March 17.
But should he decide to apply for the job, centre-back Webster insists he will be able to call upon the first-team members for a glowing reference.
He said: "That's a decision for the board to take but Lockey knows what it means to be at this football club as a player and a coach and the boys will be right behind him."
McGlynn was sacked after winning just eight of the 34 games he presided over as Hearts boss.
But Webster insists some of the flak that has gone the former manager's way is down to the players and their sub-standard displays.
He said: "Under the circumstances, of course it's been a difficult few days. It's never a nice situation to be in.
"In terms of results, we are where we are in the league but whether you are a player or a manager, results determine what's going to happen. For us to be in the situation we are is not acceptable.
"Do the players take a certain amount of responsibility for that? Yeah, and not just for the recent weeks, but from the start of the season.
"Individually and collectively, we need to take responsibility. The manager sets us up the way he wants and going out on the pitch we are more than capable of winning matches and it's not happened."
Locke has Ryan Stevenson back in his squad for the clash following a three-match suspension.
His only concern is over the fitness of Michael Ngoo, but the on-loan Liverpool striker is expected to shake off a knock sustained in Paisley to lead the Jambos attack.
Scott Robinson (knee), Danny Grainger (knee), Marius Zaliukas (ankle) and Callum Patterson (foot) remain on the sidelines, while Jamie Hamill is still working his way back from knee surgery.
Meanwhile, Motherwell boss Stuart McCall has told his out-of-contract players the quicker they can seal a top-six slot, the quicker he can deal them in for next season.
The Fir Park side have 10 players whose contracts expire in the summer.
But financial constraints mean McCall cannot finalise his first-team budget for next term until he knows exactly how much the club will earn in prize money for this year`s Clydesdale Bank Premier League campaign.
Well - who lie currently second in the SPL - need just three wins to secure their place in the top half for the post-split run-in.
Now McCall has told those players whose deals lapse at the end of May - Michael Higdon, Darren Randolph, Tom Hateley, Steven Saunders, Nicky Law, Chris Humphrey, Omar Daley, Robert McHugh, Simon Ramsden and James McFadden - to secure the necessary points as soon as possible so he can open negotiations.
The manager - who hopes to finalise a new deal of his own early next week - said: "I`ve spoken to the agents and got a heads up for where most people are going to be.
"But until we get to the top six, we can`t look to offer deals because we don`t want to offer people contracts that we can`t afford.
"It`s where we are with the finances of the game. There are no guarantees where you are going to be.
"I look to last season when Keith Lasley and Stevie Hammell had to be persuaded to stay over a shandy when we were away at the end of the season.
"It`s not ideal when it goes to that stage but at least then you are not giving false promises.
"The majority just want to know if they are wanted and with us, the majority are.
"If in five games' time we are in the top six, we might be able to have a look at things at that point."
Hateley and Fraser Kerr will both return to the Motherwell squad.
A thigh problem ruled right-back Hateley out of Wednesday's Clydesdale Bank Premier League win over Celtic, while Kerr has also recovered from illness.
However, McCall was keeping his cards close to his chest as he said an unnamed defender was in danger of missing the trip to Edinburgh.
© 2004 - 2015 football.co.uk