Hearts keeper Colin Doyle has sent a message to Jambos fans after his last-minute howler cost the Tynecastle side a point against Motherwell on Sunday.

The Irish international appeared to have David Turnbull’s late free-kick under control.

20th January 2019, Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh, Scotland; Scottish Cup football fourth round, Heart of Midlothian versus Livingston; Colin Doyle of Hearts reaches over the forward and punches clear

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However, the ball spun out of his hands and into the net to hand the Steelmen a sixth consecutive win.

“Gutted about yesterday ending and result,” Doyle tweeted.

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“No excuses. I cost us a point. I’ll learn from it and move on.”

DUBLIN, IRELAND - OCTOBER 13: Colin Doyle of Ireland warms up during the UEFA Nations League B group four match between Irland and Denmark at Aviva Stadium on October 13, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland.

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Steven Naismith looked to have earned Hearts a point when he equalised before the break after Jake Hastie gave Motherwell an early lead  – his fourth goal in three matches.

The result has brought Motherwell right back into the mix for a top six place while leaving the Jambos just out of reach of the top four.

The veteran keeper will bounce back from his mistake and shouldn’t let it affect his game in the next few weeks.

Newport , United Kingdom - 7 September 2018; Colin Doyle during a Republic of Ireland training session at Dragon Park in Newport, Wales.

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At 33, Doyle’s been around the course enough to understand these things can happen.

While it wasn’t ideal for the Jambos, Craig Levein’s side are still well placed to push for a European place this season.

With only four points to Aberdeen in third, the final weeks of the season are going to be gripping viewing for Jambos.

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