Hearts winger Jake Mulraney is taking plenty of confidence from his recent wonder goal against Celtic.

He curled in a fine strike in the 2-1 loss to Celtic, but feels that the goal could put him in a good frame of mind ahead of Saturday’s Scottish Cup Final against the same opponents.

He hopes that his performance can get him into the cup final side.

“Anything can happen”

(Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“Everybody is trying to get themselves into the cup final team. Anything can happen” he said, as reported by the Evening News.


Mulraney then explained his frame of mind as the ball came to him on Sunday at Celtic Park.

(Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

“I have had a couple of opportunities like that recently and I haven’t done the right thing. This time I had an idea of what to do and thank God it went in.”

Start could depend on injuries

(Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

The chances of Mulraney making the Hearts starting line-up could well depend on if the Tynecastle side’s injury problems clear up.

He has been a regular in the Hearts squad, making 29 appearances, but he has only scored one goal this season, his strike at Celtic Park.

However, his goal could put him in Craig Levein’s plans to start the game. He may well look at the goal and think that he could do the same at Hampden Park. Only time will tell, but Mulraney’s goal could have done him plenty of favours.


Have something to tell us about this article?