Skacel unhappy with point

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Striker Rudolf Skacel felt his Hearts team should have gone away from their match with Rangers with more than just a point.

Hearts maintained their six-point lead over Rangers after the bruising encounter ended in a 1-1 draw.

Edgaras Jankauskas fired Hearts ahead in the ninth minute before Thomas Buffel slid home an equaliser in the second half.

But the on-loan Marseille striker sees the game as two points lost rather than a point gained.

"Of course we've dropped points, we were leading from the ninth minute and had chances to add to the score," he told the Czech daily Pravo.

"The draw means nothing to us. We wanted to extend our lead [over Rangers] but the margin is still only six points.

"We controlled the first half, put them under lots of pressure but scored only once.

"They were a bit better in the second half and created a goal."

Skacel was unhappy with the referee's influence on the game and feels Rangers' history may have helped the Glasgow giants.

"The referee clearly helped Rangers, after all, they still have a bigger name," he complained. "Our fans were furious with it."

The striker was a doubt ahead of the game, having suffered an ankle injury, but is sure he is on the road to recovery despite feeling the effects of playing after enforced rest.

"My ankle hurts," he protested. "But I hope it's better. I was very tired after the match but that was caused by the ten days I spent recovering."