Reality invaded that fantasy world of Mark Warburton last night as Hearts beat Sevco 2-0 at Tynecastle.
After two fortunate stoppage time victories over Dundee and Partick Thistle life in the top six returned with his collection of waifs and strays no match for Hearts.
As Dave King likes to point out Warbo, who used to work as a city trader, has a budget significantly greater than every team in the league except one.
Seven wins from 15 matches in the top tier is unlikely to feature on the CV of the soccer visionary whose long unbeaten record will come under pressure when Aberdeen visit Ibrox on Saturday.
“We weren’t good enough,” Warbo told The Sun. “There’s no point in saying otherwise. As a group we weren’t good enough, honesty is the best policy.
“We have to respond very positively because we have a game against Aberdeen on Saturday. I’m disappointed with the level of performance.
“We knew Hearts would press on and they did, but we had to break the press. We were loose and didn’t break it. To concede to two tap-ins at the far post is unacceptable to us as a group.”
After putting the blame on his players perhaps Warbo might analyse his own performance especially opting for rookie Joe Dodoo ahead the £30m rated Joe Garner and giving a debut to Matt Crooks.
Having slaughtered the players Warbo must now lift them for facing Aberdeen on Saturday as he continues his fantasy life of managing the biggest club in Scotland.
Robbie Neilson is expected to be introduced as the new manager of MK Dons today.
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