Hearts boss Paulo Sergio has jumped to the defence of midfielder Ian Black despite his poor disciplinary record.
Black is set to return from a three-match suspension in Saturday's home game with St Johnstone, having received his second red card of the season in last month's loss to Kilmarnock.
The 26-year-old has also picked up six yellow cards, but Sergio insists the former Inverness man is not overly aggressive.
"He's a very good player," Sergio told Hearts TV. "He has made some mistakes and we've been talking with him to be careful with those kind of situations which can be bad for his career.
"Sometimes he's making an image of an aggressive guy. If you see his record during all these years he's played in the SPL it's not so bad. But it seems like he's an assassin on the pitch. It's not true.
"You can see his record in the last eight years. It's not a bad record."