Hearts attacker Craig Wighton has disclosed that he has hopefully put his Scottish Cup Final heartbreak behind him by getting back on the goal trail for the Tynecastle club.

Wighton missed one of Hearts’ penalties in the shootout at Hampden in the recent cup final against Celtic, as Robbie Neilson’s side valiantly lost after a marathon 120 minutes of football.

Scoring goals once more

Wighton did admit that he did take a few days to recover from the loss, but now he is scoring goals again he is fully focused on helping Hearts win promotion back to the Premiership.

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Craig Wighton celebrates with Liam Boyce (Photo by Mark Scates/SNS Group via Getty Images)

He has scored six goals this season, most recently a double in the 5-2 win over Ayr United. The player has a chance to add to his tally when Hearts take on Arbroath at Tynecastle tonight.

“It took me a few days. I never slept much that night, but I can’t dwell on it for too long. We have a lot of games coming up. It was good to get back to winning ways and score a couple of goals” he said.

“I was gutted”

“When you then go and miss a penalty, and we lose the final, I was gutted. However, the league is the most important thing, and we need to get back to where we belong” Wighton continued.

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Craig Wighton in action for Hearts (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Wighton actually started on the bench for Hearts against Ayr. But his two goals from off the bench help transform the game in Hearts’ favour. It will be interesting to see if he gets the nod to start against Arbroath after that performance.

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