John McGlynn wants to smash Hearts dismal record at Tannadice to get his side’s season back on track.
The Tynecastle boss takes his team to Dundee United on Saturday off the back of a five game run without winning in the league.
The Edinburgh men have gone even longer without a win away to the Arabs – a Michael Stewart goal in February 2009 was the last time they left with all three points in the fixture.
McGlynn said that such records add motivation for the players.
He said: “There’s no better time to go up there and break that record. It’s a great motivation.
“There are certain challenges that come along in football that you like to go along and break.
“I still believe we’re playing well and I believe in the players we have here.”
McGlynn believes his side are not getting the rub of the green in matches just now, after disappointing defeats to Dundee and St Mirren in which the team was unlucky not to find the net.
With a three day delay in paying some players and staff this week, the focus has been on the Gorgie side for the wrong reasons lately, but the former Raith Rovers manager still believes he has a team to climb the SPL.
He said: “It’s an honour and privilege to be the manager of Heart of Midlothian Football Club, even under these circumstances and I’m still very optimistic and enjoying the job.
“I am frustrated because I feel we should have more points than we have but that’s not unusual in football.
“You get these runs where you don’t get the run of the ball and we’re hoping it will turn on Saturday.”
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