A Europa League exit to Maltese minnows Birkirkara
was followed by defeat to Celtic and an exit from the Betfred Cup by St Johnstone.
As captain of Birkirkara
, he played his part in Hearts' shock exit from the Europa League, courtesy of a stunning 2-1 victory at Tynecastle.
Hearts (Scotland) -- Birkirkara
(Malta) 1-2 (halftime: 0-0) First leg: Birkirkara
-- Hearts 0-0.
Bosnian's Siroki Brijeg battered Malta's Birkirkara
on the shot count last week (27-10 and 10-2 on target) but the game finished 1-1.
UEFA Europa League Second Qualifying Round, Second Leg: Aberdeen v Rijeka, Alashkert FC v Kairat Almaty, Beitar Jerusalem v Charleroi, Birkirkara
v West Ham, Botosani v Legia Warsaw, Brondby v Beroe, Debrecen v Skonto FC, Dinamo Minsk v Cherno More, FC 03 Differdange v Trabzonspor, FC Astra Giurgiu v Inverness CT, FC Thun v Hapoel Beer Sheva, FK Spartaks Jurmala v Vojvodin, Gabala v Cukaricki Belgrade, Hajduk Split v Koper, IFK Goteborg v Slask Wroclaw, Inter Baku v FH Hafnarfjordur, Linfield v FC Spartak Trnava, MSK Zilina v Dacia, Mladost Podgorica v FK Kukesi, Newtown v FC Copenhagen (6.
West Ham, meanwhile, will defend a slender 1-0 lead over Birkirkara
in the second leg of their second qualifying round when they head to Malta following a 90th-minute goal by James Tomkins at Upton Park.
JAMES Tomkins' scrappy goal in the 90th minute saved West Ham's blushes with a 1-0 win over Birkirkara
in the Europa League second qualifying round first leg clash at Upton Park.
Downing has been left out of the Hammers squad for their Europa League clash with Birkirkara
A man who was swept away by floodwaters in the town of Birkirkara
after abandoning his car was later found safe after making it to higher ground.
Litex will now play the winner of the tie between Birkirkara
FC of Malta or MSK Zilina from Slovakia, with the first leg on July 27-28 at home and the second leg a week later.
30) at Green Point Stadium UEFA Champions League First Qualifying Round Second Leg Birkirkara
v Santa Coloma .
In their final match against Maltese champions Birkirkara
, they ran out easy winners.