David Vanecek wasn’t at the races, says Hearts boss Levein after loss to Dundee

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Levein ‘moderately pissed off’ at Vanecek health

Unique Hearts striker David Vanecek used to be “rubbish” in his facet’s 2-1 Scottish Premiership defeat by Dundee, says supervisor Craig Levein.

The Czech forward, 27, arrived first and major of January, having first and major agreed to price last July.

He made his debut in Sunday’s Scottish Cup win over Livingston, but used to be taken off after 34 minutes in opposition to Dundee.

“I’m able to also just be a diminutive bit pissed off that he did not flip up in better form,” Levein said of the striker.

“I believed he used to be rubbish and felt he just looked as if he wasn’t on the races. He wasn’t taking part in neatly. He’ll must discontinuance a hell of hundreds of work to derive himself to the health ranges he wants.”

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Levein said Vanecek did no longer deal with the ball up neatly ample and outlined that he has no longer played for the reason that Czech season shut down in November.

Vanecek scored seven targets in 16 video games for FK Teplice within the critical section of the campaign.

“He’s had a fracture and he’s joined us at our coaching camp searching savor he’s had a fracture,” Levein said.

“Now I do know where he is and I’m able to simplest discover by taking part in him in fits. We are able to living about attempting to derive him more fit and optimistically it would also no longer win him too long.

“I hoped that he would have had more energy than he had but clearly he’s no longer so we have now to discontinuance some work on his health.”

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