Pressley to miss Bordeaux tie
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Pressley limped out of Hearts' 2-0 victory in the
Despite being an integral member of Levein's side, the manager is in optimum spirits after six consecutive victories, which includes an impressive 1-0 away first-leg victory over their French opposition.
Despite Pressley's injury, Levein is unperturbed about potential frailties in his defensive line-up, citing substitute Andy Webster's performance as a major plus point of Sunday's victory.
Levein told The Scotsman: "We threw Andy Webster on, and I thought he was outstanding. So we'll cope without Pressley. We'll be sending out a team of 11 Hearts players who are determined to get us into the next round of the Uefa Cup."
Levein continued to compliment his side's application during the derby, taking time to remind his players that the league remains the top priority for the season.
Levein stressed: "One good thing about my players is that they have very good mental strength. They are focused enough to put in a good performance today. It's all about league points.
"The league is how we got into the Uefa Cup this season and we'd like to be back in the competition next year."