Hearts are determined to play their Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden, according to a report.

The Edinburgh Evening News has revealed that Hearts officials will not ask the SFA to change the venue for the tie against Inverness.

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The game is likely to be played on a Saturday lunchtime, which could affect the attendance, especially the number attending from Inverness. There have been thoughts that the game could have been played at Easter Road, but that is unlikely to happen.

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Hearts navigated their way to the semi-final with a tricky 2-1 win over Partick Thistle. They fell behind early on to a Scott McDonald goal. However, goals by Uche Ikpeazu and Sean Clare managed to get the Jambos over the line.

The Jambos now have a great chance of reaching the Cup final. However, they will have to play far better against Inverness than they did against Thistle.

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Inverness are cup specialists, and they won’t fear playing Craig Levein’s side. However, should Hearts play to their very best they should reach their first Scottish Cup final since 2012.

Before that though, the Jambos will be in league duty in their battle to try to win a top six place in the Premiership.

They return to action on Saturday to face Hamilton, in a match they really should be winning.

 

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