Paulo Sergio delighted to take Edinburgh derby spoils

Hearts manager Paulo Sergio
Sergio is reluctant to settle on a fixed Hearts starting 11

Hearts manager Paulo Sergio praised his side's teamwork after their derby win over Hibernian at Tynecastle.

Ryan Stevenson and Andy Webster were on target to consign Heart's rivals to the foot of the league table.

But the Tynecastle boss is adamant the points are more significant than bragging rights in the city.

"The three points is more important than winning a derby and it was also a good performance," Sergio told BBC Radio Scotland.

"We created a few chances to score and didn't let them play, so I feel we are working as a team and I am happy with my players."

Hearts restored their experienced players after a youthful side secured a goalless draw at Tottenham in the Europa League on Thursday, with Scott Robinson and Gordon Smith spending the afternoon on the bench despite their impressive displays at White Hart Lane.

And Sergio, who was experiencing the Edinburgh derby for the first time, is determined to continue to rotate who features in his starting line up.

"I don't think I should have an 'eleven'.

"I want all the players ready to play when I need them, so it is important that you can change and keep winning.

"There are some things that I am not satisfied with, but I never will be; perfection doesn't exist.

"In time I will want more. It is always like that."

Sergio was satisfied with the vocal home support at Tynecastle though, and says the Hearts fans played a role in the victory.

"Derbies are the same all over the world; it's always a special environment," he added.

"Our supporters were fantastic. I'm not used to that."

Meanwhile, Hearts midfielder David Obua is likely to miss Uganda's crucial Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Angola after being taken off during the Edinburgh derby.

Obua came into collision with Hibs goalkeeper Graham Stack midway through the second half.

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