Hearts boss Craig Levein is under pressure after the Tynecastle side’s latest defeat. The Jambos went down to a dismal 1-0 loss to Hamilton on Saturday.
Hearts are now only two points ahead of bitter rivals Hibernian in the league table.
Levein might well be under pressure, but he can buy time until the end of the season at least with a win in the Scottish Cup semi-final against Inverness.
The Jambos will be big favourites to defeat the Championship side and reach the Scottish Cup final. That win would get the fans on Levein’s side until the end of the season.
However, a defeat to Inverness would see calls for Levein to leave amplify.
Hearts’ season has failed to live up to expectations after a good start. Injuries have no doubt played their part in that. However, a place in the Scottish Cup final would be a success.
Hearts are more than capable of defeating Inverness if they play to the best of their abilities. But they will have to beware an Inverness team who will be confident of reaching the cup final.
Craig Levein will know how important this game is to Hearts as a club and to his own future. It looks set to be the defining game of his time as Hearts manager one way or another.