Craig Levein’s Hearts have a truly awful record in Glasgow. They seem to go to pieces as soon as they play either Rangers or Celtic.

The latest example of this was the 3-0 loss at Ibrox on Wednesday night. That follows an earlier 3-1 loss at Ibrox, and a 5-0 defeat at Celtic Park.

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The mental block Hearts seem to suffer in Glasgow must be a concern for Levein ahead of next Saturday’s Scottish Cup semi-final against Inverness.

You might be thinking it will be easier for Hearts against a Championship side than against a member of the Old Firm.

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That is unarguably true. But it should be remembered that in Hearts’ visit to Glasgow in the cup so far this season they were held to a draw by Championship relegation candidates Partick Thistle.

One positive for Hearts is that key striker Uche Ikpeazu, who missed the trip to Ibrox with a head injury, should be back for the game against Inverness.

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His return will give the Jambos a good opportunity to reach their first Scottish Cup Final since 2012.

But there must be doubts amongst the Hearts fans as they prepare to head to Hampden next Saturday.

The best start for the fans would be an early Hearts goal. An early goal for Inverness and it could be a very long day indeed for the Tynecastle side.

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