Winger Anthony McDonald has admitted that he’s “gutted” to be missing this weekend’s Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden as his loan club Inverness Caley Thistle take on parent club Hearts.
McDonald joined the Jags in January from the Jambos and will be forced to watch from the sidelines as the two do battle at Hampden on Saturday.
The winger admitted that he had a feeling the two would be drawn together after watching Hearts vanquish Partick in the previous round.
“I was sitting with my Dad, and I just said ‘watch this – we are getting Hearts here.’ As soon as it came on I was gutted.
“It’s just one of those things though, it happens. I’ll just go to the game and see what happens.”
A groin injury has limited McDonald’s playing time under John Robertson at Inverness as they push for a playoff spot in the Championship and a place in the Scottish Cup final.
The teenager has been limited to three starts and four appearances from the bench, making his return from a groin injury in the recent 2-1 Highland derby loss to Ross County.
While McDonald will rightly be gutted to miss out this time around, at 18 there will surely be more opportunities to come in his career.