The Scottish Cup quarter-final draw was kind to Craig Levein’s Hearts.  The Tynecastle side will face bottom of the Championship side Partick Thistle in the last eight of the competition.

Hearts might be away from home in the fixture, but they will be big favourites to reach the semi-finals at Hampden Park.

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That would put them only two games away from making history and winning the Scottish Cup for the first time since 2012.

It would also put to an end a rather embarrassing statistic about Craig Levein. In all his years as both a player and a manager he has yet to win a single honour.

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He has come close before – his Dundee United side lost the 2008 league cup final to Rangers on penalties and Hearts lost the 1986 Scottish Cup final to Aberdeen.

But as yet a trophy has eluded him. This could change this season.

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The good thing for Hearts is that at least two of the bigger teams will be knocked out of the competition at the quarter-final stage.

With Kilmarnock or Rangers facing Aberdeen, and Hibernian taking on Celtic, the road is clear for the Jambos to make the last four of the competition.

Obviously the team Hearts want to avoid is Celtic, but Levein has a decent record against Brendan Rodgers, and in a one off game anything can happen.

 

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