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Jim Jefferies delighted by Hearts display

Hearts manager Jim Jefferies
Jim Jefferies watched his side dismantle St Mirren at Tynecastle

Hearts manager Jim Jefferies praised hat-trick hero Rudi Skacel following the 3-0 win over St Mirren.

"I said to Rudi at half-time: 'get your hat-trick' and he said he hadn't scored at the Gorgie end," said Jefferies.

"He's got good technical ability and he's obviously got a goal threat - that's the last four goals at Tynecastle he's scored for us.

"Overall, we're really pleased. Hopefully we can carry it on in the games ahead."

With only 75 seconds on the clock, Skacel bulleted a shot into the corner of the net from 20 yards.

They doubled their lead when the Czech midfielder curled home a free-kick and he slotted home his and Hearts' third in injury time.

"I thought we got off to a cracking start: a good move and a great finish, for a wee spell we looked as though we were going to run over the top of them," said Jefferies.

"But, to be fair to them, once they got a few moves going we sat off them and allowed them too much possession for my liking.

"The second goal was a terrific free-kick. There were a couple of wee chances we didn't take.

"In the end it was a very comfortable win against a stuffy side who never really gave up, they kept plugging away."

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