Ryan Stevenson insists the Hearts players should be mindful of the Hibernian players' celebrations at Tynecastle on Saturday. 

The former Jambos attacker believes Steven Naismith's side must use the scenes of Hibs jubilation as fuel to get back on top in the next Edinburgh derby.

The game finished 2-2 in Gorgie after the hosts relinquished a two-goal advantage in the second half. 

Elie Youan scored twice within 83 seconds to wipe out Hearts' lead and ensure a share of the spoils for the Easter Road side.

Stevo wrote in the Daily Record: "The record books recorded it as a draw but it will have felt like a defeat for the guys in that Hearts dressing room.

"Especially when they saw their Hibs rivals celebrating like they’d won. Make no mistake, Saturday was a sore one for my old club. They are 2-0 up and coasting but those two goals in quick succession flipped the game on its head and completely changed the mood. They only have themselves to blame but should have taken note of all those high fives and jumping about from the Hibs players after the final whistle.

"They should stick that away and remember it for next time. That will be fuel. I’ve been there. I remember in my day we lost a derby – one of the few – and the Hibs kitman had the speakers out in the corridor blasting Sunshine On Leith. It was the first time they had beaten us in about 20 attempts and they were giving it the big one.

"Tell you what, I made sure I packed the big Bang and Olufsen jobs for the next time we played them – and they got it booming out back when we inevitably came out on top. Going back to the weekend, I get the frustration. There were so many positives for an hour and it looked like Hearts were out of sight. They should have been.

"You look at the substitutions and they way they impacted the game and I understand why Steven Naismith has copped it from some fans. I’ve got some sympathy for him though. He’s getting grief for taking off Alex Lowry when they were two up and he was running the show.

"But I can understand his thinking. He wasn’t chucking on some inexperienced kid – he put on Beni Baningime in the midfield in an attempt to shore things up. Lowry hasn’t played a lot of football and might have been starting to tire.

"And if Hearts had conceded those goals with him on the pitch there would have been supporters saying he should have taken him off to see out the game. You can’t win sometimes. I didn’t actually have an issue with the first Hibs goal. They were always going to have a go.

"But it’s the second that kills me. How many times do you see it in football? A team is wobbling after losing a goal and they go and concede another in quick succession. It happened to Brentford against Man United at the weekend.

"It’s almost like in the modern game teams are reluctant to go a bit old school. Hearts should have been shelling the ball into the corners, disrupting the game, looking to break up the momentum and shutting it down.

"They should have been trying to get in their shape and grinding it out. There are times when playing to your principles goes out of the window and it’s about toughing it out no matter how ugly."