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Hearts aim to overcome their Scottish Cup final hoodoo as they face Celtic 13's at Toryglen on Sunday Morning. Manager Colin McDonald insists it is just another game to his side.
 
Ex Airdrie and Falkirk striker Colin spoke on Tuesday about his delight with his squad saying "They're a great bunch of girls who have been together since they joined Hearts with the exception of one or two.
 
"Since last year's defeat to Falkirk only one player in the current squad os still part of the team. So it's a new team this time round.
 
"At the end of the day I'm here to develop these players and get them to the Ladies squad when it is time for that. It's not all about winning but the development of the girls."
 
Hearts have cruised their way through the road on their way to Toryglen beating Rangers, Celtic 12's, Glasgow City, and Central to set up a showdown with Celtic 13's.
 
Colin McDonald explained his thoughts about Sunday saying "I'm looking forward to it, we have played mostly Glasgow based teams to get there" and admitted the league in the West is of a higher standard than that in the East."
 
Hearts 13's have been in this position in the last two seasons. They were comfortably beaten in 2012, but last year was much closer. Colin expects a tough game.
 
"Celtic will probably set up the same way as us. Get the ball down and play passing football. They will not be afraid to pass the ball about, but neither are we".
 
Hearts won the Kim Little league last week and hope to replicate their league success into cup success. Whatever the result on Sunday McDonald wishes his players to be graceful.
 
"I want the players to conduct themselves whether they win, lose or draw. I want them to shake hands with their opposition and congratulate them. At the end of the day the development of these players is most important to me."
 
Hearts always have goals in their system having scored highly in all previous rounds and will look to their forwards to add to that on Sunday.
 
"Three or 4 of these girls on their day are outstanding and I believe will play for Scotland 15's Girls. Of course they are assisted by the players round them, but they are exceptional"

Sean Selkirk | YFS North Region Journalist
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