Hearts coach Frail hails Driver influence

Hearts coach Stephen Frail has credited Andy Driver for his influence on the club's recent resurgence.

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Frail, who helped propel the Englishman towards the senior side whilst coaching Hearts' under-19s, now finds himself marvelling at the player's contribution.

"When he's like that, you just want to get the ball to him," Frail told the Edinburgh Evening News. "He was like that at times in the under-19 team and the reserves when I was coach. I just told Jose Goncalves to give Andy the ball and go and back him up, let him take the full-back on.

"He produced a great finish for the first goal, although he's getting some stick now.

"The boys are saying that the goals against Stirling Albion, Rangers and Inverness have all been deflections, so he's claiming this one as his own goal.

"Then he had a good ball for Andrius Velicka for our third. Overall, I was just delighted with him.

"I'm pleased with the five wins out of six, although it could have been six had we won at Inverness. Now we can build on this and take confidence into the Falkirk game."

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