Craig Halkett, whose equalising goal in injury time helped Hearts take the Betfred Cup quarter-final against Aberdeen to extra time, believes the Tynecastle club can go on to reach the final of the competition.

After a 2-2 draw with Aberdeen in the quarter-final, Hearts went on to win the penalty shoot-out against the Dons, and now face Rangers in November’s semi-final.

Halkett is confident that Hearts can overcome Rangers and reach their second domestic cup final of 2019.

“When teams get to semi-finals you’re not going just there to take part, you want to go and win” he said, as reported by the Daily Record.

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“We can beat anyone”

“The squad on paper is really strong and on our day, if we perform well, we can beat anyone.”

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It is too early to tell if Hearts have turned the corner after a poor start to the season. However, confidence amongst the players must be high, after not only the win against Aberdeen but the recent 2-1 Edinburgh victory over Hibs.

Some pressure on manager has been eased

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Those two results have eased some pressure on manager Craig Levein. However, for Hearts to have a chance of reaching the Betfred Cup Final, their performances must improve in the run-up to the semi-final.

The Tynecastle club are next in action against St Mirren on Saturday. A third win in a row could be a sign that Hearts have finally got their season on track, after a disappointing start to the campaign.

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