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20 October 2019 16:34

Now it's time to right those wrongs in the games coming up.

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Craig Levein talks to Aaron Hickey after the match. Picture: SNS Hearts played well across the entirety of this match with Rangers. Even in the periods where they struggled to make the ball stick in the opposing half or get support to Uche Ikpeazu, they were still defending resolutely and limiting Rangers in front of goal. However, it's also fair to say they weren't any better than they were in the opening 15 minutes. The hosts flew out of the traps and created three good chances before Ryo Meshino lifted the ball over Allan McGregor to give Hearts a 1-0 lead.

Three things we learned from Hearts 1 - 1 Rangers

They suffocated Rangers by chasing them everywhere, squeezing the life out of the game on the tight pitch, and moved the ball quickly in attack. It's a marker they've failed to lay down in the majority of games this season. If they'd shown similar intensity against the likes of Motherwell, Hamilton etc then they wouldn't be in 10th place in late October. Now it's time to right those wrongs in the games coming up. Smith deserves the freedom of Gorgie Once again Michael Smith was superb deputising at centre-back. What the full-back lacks in stature he makes up for in anticipation, discipline and determination; he always seemed to be in the right place, he never did anything foolish and he thundered into challenges when the opportunity was there. He was Hearts' star man by some distance and further heightened his reputation among the support. It's been hard for the Tynecastle faithful to take this team to their heart this season. It's been very easy to love Michael Smith. Sign up to our Hearts newsletter The i newsletter cut through the noise Thanks, {{email}} has been added to our newsletter. If this is the first time you have subscribed to emails from JPIMedia Ltd, the publishers of Edinburgh News, please check your inbox to verify your email address. Sorry, there seem to be some issues. Please try again later. Submitting... Aaron Hickey learned a lesson