Hearts striker Steven MacLean has sent a message to Celtic ahead of the Scottish Cup Final.

MacLean, who has won the trophy with both Rangers and St Johnstone, has informed the Scottish champions that the Tynecastle side won’t be intimidated at Hampden Park.

“We’ll go about our business quietly” he told the media at Hearts’ training ground at Riccarton.

“Giving it a go”

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“We’ll not be daunted by it, we’ll certainly be going there and giving it a go.”

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Hearts are going to be underdogs for the game. Celtic are going for their ninth domestic trophy in a row. However, if Craig Levein’s side are to cause an upset, MacLean’s attitude is the correct one to adapt.

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If more Hearts players have the attitude that MacLean has, then Hearts could well pull off one of the biggest shocks in Scottish football for a long time.

Could be on the bench

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Ironically enough, MacLean might not play much of a role in the game. He could find himself on the bench, with Uche Ikpeazu starting as the lone striker.

However, MacLean could still have a role to play on the bench and in the dressing room. He is one of the few players at Hearts to have experience of winning the Scottish Cup.

That could be vital in getting the players ready for Hampden Park on the 25th of May.


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