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Revenge Would Be Sweet
Published : 26 Dec 2012 11:25:29
Nobody likes getting beaten at home and Hearts are looking to get their own back on Boxing Day
The season of goodwill to all men appears to have finished as far as Hearts manager John McGlynn is concerned. He is out for revenge against Kilmarnock today as he remembers the feeling after his side lose 3-1 at Rugby Park earlier this season. Cillian Sheridan, signed by Killie manager Kenny Shiels in the summer after he left St Johnstone, scored a hat-trick in September which hurt all at Tynecastle. Now McGlynn hopes his side, which beat Dundee United 2-1 on Sunday courtesy of a Ryan Stevenson brace, can get their own back Killie on their own patch today. McGlynn said: "Kilmarnock, we're maybe due them one. They beat us here 3-1 and it was a sore day for us that day. They've gone along very nicely. Kenny's done very well in the signings he's made and bringing in players. We would anticipate a difficult game, but if we defend very well I think we'll be able to cause Kilmarnock problems as well." Hearts moved into the top six with their 2-1 win over United and could consolidate their position with another win today. Midfielder Darren Barr could be the man challenged with stopping Sheridan. McGlynn added: "He (Sheridan) is a top striker, it was a good bit of business for Kenny to get him. Darren Barr did an excellent job on Rudi Skacel. If he can do a similar job on Sheridan... but (Paul) Heffernan's a decent striker as well. They've got two good strikers there. I think Kenny's got a really, really good squad."