Nade central to Hearts plans - Frail
Hearts coach Stephen Frail says striker Christian Nade is central to their plans this season.
"We are creating and finishing now, that's the pleasing thing," he told the Edinburgh Evening News. "We've won six games out of our last seven and we want to keep that run going after the international break. We're looking up the league, not down.
"We still have Mauricio Pinilla to come back, plus you have Andrius Velicka there. We still haven't seen the best of Ricardas Beniusis either. He got a lot of criticism in the Hibs game at the start of the season but I think to judge him on one match is a bit unfair. I see the guy every day in training. He works hard and we hope to get him involved more."
Frail is keen for Nade to develop a striking partnership with Calum Elliot over the coming weeks. He continued: "Angel [Chervenkov] and Anatoli [Korobochka] know how the two of them can play. They know what Calum can do, although I've told them how good a player I think he is.
"They saw Christian when he came in and whatever system or shape we play they know Nade and Elliot can play together. I hope it becomes a long-term thing.
"They are good players who have linked up well with each other. I'm quite sure they could also adapt alongside others in the forward line because we do have good strikers here."