"WeвЂ™re obviously delighted to see him back in the gym so early. HeвЂ™s got everybody at the club fully behind him. "With Gordon out, Clark has come into the side amid a run of form that has solidified Hearts' status as Scotland's third best side. вЂњItвЂ™s been enjoyable to get in and play games, " Clark said. вЂњWeвЂ™re on a good run.
вЂњAny player we have at TobyвЂ™s level has a value and that value didnвЂ™t get matched so heвЂ™ll stay here, вЂќ Neilson told Sky Sports. вЂњI hope that stays until at least the end of the season because we need him. вЂњThereвЂ™s no point bringing people in over the summer then six months later flipping them for money that we donвЂ™t believe that the value is there. вЂњWeвЂ™re building a team around key players and at the moment Toby is one of those. вЂќOn potential further new signings, Neilson - who has already added James Hill, Yutaro Oda and Garang Kuol this month - added: вЂњYes, weвЂ™re working on that at the moment. "We have a couple of targets and are still pushing to get at least one of them in. вЂќAfter the euphoria of another derby triumph, it's back to Premiership business for Hearts this weekend. Who makes your starting XI for the trip to closest challengers Livingston in the fight for third place? Pick your Hearts team here.
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We werenвЂ™t at our best [against Hibs], but we still won the game 3-0, which is pleasing. "WeвЂ™re showing that we can do that defensive side. Livingston are going well in the league as well, so we know itвЂ™ll be a difficult game this weekend, but one weвЂ™re looking forward to. вЂќWhen asked about his chances of a first Scotland cap, with Gordon injured and David Marshall having retired from internationals, Clark was cautiously optimistic.
вЂњThe players are in a good place, but itвЂ™s all about the next game, " Neilson said. "There will be no complacency. В вЂњThe leagueвЂ™s extremely tight, outside Celtic and Rangers, the teams are all really close. вЂњItвЂ™s about looking up, looking forward. WeвЂ™re sitting in third - if we aim up, then we donвЂ™t need to worry whatвЂ™s behind us. ItвЂ™ll be difficult, Rangers and Celtic have a financial advantage, but weвЂ™ve got to aim for that. "ItвЂ™s always a tough game to play [at Livingston]. TheyвЂ™re well organised and make it extremely difficult for you to break them down so itвЂ™s a tough one for us. вЂќImage source, SNSManager Darren Moore insistsВ Sheffield WednesdayВ are committed to keepingВ Callum PatersonВ beyond the January transfer window asВ HeartsВ fight to bring the 28-year-old back to Tynecastle before Tuesday's deadline.
What's more, the former Dundee United striker has plenty of time to add to his tally this season. Want to discover who the last five Hearts players were to score 20 or more in a season? Read on... John RobertsonThe club's all-time record goalscorer with 310, including 214 in the league and 27 against Hibernian over two spells at Tynecastle. He first broke the mark in 1982-83, when he was second-top scorer with 21 goals as Hearts won promotion. The former Scotland international was top of the charts in 13 of the next 14 years - the exception being when Iain Ferguson top-scored with 11 goals in 1988-89 following Robertson's transfer to Newcastle United. His best tally was 31 in 1987-88 and he achieved the 20-goal feat on six occasions, the final time being 1991-92.
Hearts have won their last two league games, last winning three in a row in January 2022. Hearts boss Robbie Neilson aims to make at least one more signing before next Tuesday nightвЂ™s deadline - and says he is вЂњbuilding a teamвЂќ around Toby Sibbick after Blackpool's ВЈ400, 000 bid for the defender was rejected.