Hearts in league of their own.
ROBBIE NEILSON reckons Hearts are in a mini-league with four other teams competing to finish second in the Premiership.
Rangers currently trail runaway leaders Celtic by nine points while Jambos, Aberdeen and St Johnstone are one behind on 18 points and separated only by goal difference.
Neilson's men missed the chance to go second after drawing 3-3 at Inverness last weekend but are hoping to get their bid back on track against St Johnstone on Saturday.
He said: "Our little bit is like a league within a league. It's early days but we're sitting in a decent position.
"You always hope you can pull away but it's going to be tight for a while. The target for us is to beat St Johnstone. We will try to get our best team out and go from there."