Steven Naismith dismissed claims that Hearts rely too much on Lawrence Shankland after his side's defeat to Rangers at Tynecastle.

The Jambos battled well against their Glasgow rivals, but ultimately they could not find a killer touch in front of goal to claw themselves level after Abdallah Sima opened the scoring for the visitors on 34 minutes.

Naismith was impressed with periods of the game, but he was ultimately left disappointed by a lack of threat in the final third.

He explained: "The result is disappointing. Both teams had chances, I think we moved the ball well and got through them at times.

"By the end of the game we had a couple of good chances, but I am disappointed that we never managed to take anything from it.

"Shanks has been scoring the goals recently, he got one that Liam Boyce should have scored too.

"Tonight I think we had chances but we never took them. We had a couple around the box where the decision making, whether to take a shot or not, if we work that slightly better it maybe creates a better chance.

"I don't think there is just a burden on Shanks. We have gone into every game and had chances and not taken them.

"I am comfortable with what we create and how we get through games."