Youth Cup tie on Sunday

20th October 2016

Jon Daly hopes Sunday's cup tie at Tynecastle can inspire players to victory.

Jon Daly is looking forward to Sunday’s Scottish Youth Cup tie against Annan Athletic and believes playing the match at Tynecastle can inspire his side to victory.

The U20s played games in last year’s tournament at Tynecastle, which saw a run all the way to the Final at Hampden, and Jon hopes history can repeat itself once again.

“I’m obviously very happy with a home tie,” he said. “It’s good for the lads to get experience of playing at Tynecastle. First and foremost, when you have cup games, you always look for a home tie and we’re very pleased that we’ve been drawn at home.

“Tynecastle is a fantastic venue and the boys will really look forward to playing at it. Hopefully we can put in a performance that merits us getting the victory.

“I think playing there will help us along the way. The lads enjoy playing there. We’ve got a different group this year and for a lot of them it will be their first game at Tynecastle.

“It will be a good experience for them and hopefully we can go into the next round and see where it takes us. Cup games are fantastic for the players and it generates a great buzz if you can get through the rounds. We’re delighted to get a home tie in the first game, hopefully it’s the start of a good run.”

Hearts U20s v Annan Athletic U20s in the Scottish Youth Cup 3rd Round takes place at 1pm at Tynecastle on Sunday. The Main Stand will be open to supporters, entry is £3 adults and £1 concessions.