Hearts striker Steven MacLean believes the Jambos can outdo the Old Firm and get their hands on the Scottish Cup in May.

The Tynecastle side were drawn against Partick Thistle in the last eight and MacLean is confident they can at least reach the final.

23rd October 2018, Dens Park, Dundee, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Dundee versus Heart of Midlothian; Dundee goalkeeper Jack Hamilton spreads himself and makes a great save from Steven MacLean of Heart of Midlothian

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Speaking to the Edinburgh Evening News, the one-time winner of the cup admits Celtic are favourites but thinks there’s always a shot.

“Yes, 100 per cent. We got to the semi of the League Cup, albeit we didn’t have a great performance against Celtic. We’ve got it in that dressing room,” he said.

23rd October 2018, Dens Park, Dundee, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Dundee versus Heart of Midlothian; Steven MacLean of Heart of Midlothian and Hearts manager Craig Levein embrace at full time

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“We have good players so there’s no reason we can’t get to the final. You need a wee bit of luck and then a wee bit of luck when you play the bigger teams. Celtic are going to be big favourites but we fancy anybody. When you get to the semi or the final, then you just never know.”

With both halves of the Old Firm, Aberdeen, Kilmarnock and Hibs among the sides still in the tournament it won’t be easy for Hearts.

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 29: Steven MacLean of Heart of Midlothian heads at goal during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Heart of Midlothian and St Johnstone at Tynecastle Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Craig Levein’s side will be clear favourites against Partick in the quarter-final but may well be underdogs if they reach the semis.

The Jambos are also locked in a battle for European football through their league position and can’t afford to lose ground.

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