Hearts manager Craig Levein, who ended the unbeaten record of Celtic back in December, is now urging for more shield for players in the Scottish League when they play against Celtic’s Scott Brown.
Hearts midfielder, Harry Cochrane, who has been sidelined due to a collarbone injury following his encounter with Celtic’s captain in Hearts defeat earlier this week, will be missing the weekend game against St Johnstone due to the injury.
When asked if young players should get more protection from the referees. Levein said: “Yes of course, I think everybody should get a bit more protection from Scott Brown really. But we will see.”
Brown, who has only just picked up the total of nine yellow card this season, got his first red card in April, the first in three seasons.
After the encounter with Brown, Cochrane was replaced in the 38th minutes with Prince Buaben in the match.
“I was annoyed about that, I watched it back and I think Scott had decided after the game at Tynecastle, when Harry bossed him, he wasn’t going to let that happen.
Harry Cochrane has quickly become a key player for the Heart, with moments of when he denied Scott Brown of all chances in their 4-0 win at Tynecastle back in 2017.
“I’ve known Scott for a long time and he is aggressive in the way he plays.”
“I think in the last game, Harry had a really good match and on a few occasions he got the better of Scott Brown. I think Scott had made his mind that Harry wasn’t going to do that again,” said Levein.
However, the 16-year-old will not be sidelined for weeks or depending on how quick he heals, as Hearts Doctors, confirmed and gave Levein an all clear with no fracture, faced with the possibilities of playing the Weekend’s game but remaining a doubt for the match.