Apr 5, 2014 at 3pm UK
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Hearts boss Gary Locke 'confident' of swift Premiership return

Hearts manager Gary Locke says that he is confident his side will return to the Scottish Premiership at the first time of asking.

Hearts manager Gary Locke has insisted that his side is capable of a quick return to the Scottish Premiership.

The Jambos were relegated to the Championship thanks to St Mirren's 3-2 win over Motherwell on Saturday, but Locke is adamant that the club will bounce back.

"We're disappointed but with the backing we've got we're confident of coming back up," BBC Sport quotes him as saying.

"All the players have improved over the course of the season. Thanks to the fans from myself and the coaching staff, the backing we've had has been remarkable."

Hearts, who were docked 15 points at the start of the season after entering administration, were relegated despite defeating Partick Thistle 4-2 today.

They face the prospect of challenging Rangers for the Championship title next season, with the Glasgow club having won promotion from the third tier of Scottish football this term.

Hearts boss Gary Locke on the touchline against Dunfermline on July 13, 2013
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2Aberdeen2213453324943
3RangersRangers22124641251640
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5Hearts227962119230
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