Heart of Midlothian 2-1 Ross County: Neilson’s side overcome impressive visitors in opener

Alan Forrest opened his Hearts account

Hearts manager Robbie Neilson says his side need to step up their intensity despite opening their Scottish Premiership campaign with a home win against impressive Ross County.

Alan Forrest’s goal on the hour wiped out County’s momentum and Barrie McKay added a second thanks to a sensational first touch.

Jordan White’s reply made it a nervous final 10 minutes, but Hearts held on.

“In that initial stage of the game our intensity wasn’t there,” said Neilson.

“We eventually got a foothold in it and started to take a bit of control and in the second half we…

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