HEARTS’ Under-20 coach Jon Daly is looking forward to a sizeable support at Tynecastle as his side kick off their bid to make it to another SFA Youth Cup Final.
The young Jambos, who were defeated by Motherwell at Hampden in last season’s showpiece, host Annan Athletic in the third round on Sunday with a 1pm start.
Hearts usually play their SPFL Development League matches at Ochilview, so the chance to play at Tynecastle represents a new experience for Daly’s players.
With no first team match this weekend, the coach has urged the fans to turn out and roar on his kids.
Daly said: “It would be great to go on another run. It will be more difficult this year because the team’s a bit younger, but we’re happy to have a home tie.
“It’ll be exciting for the boys to play at Tynecastle. A lot of them weren’t here last year, so this will be their first experience of it.
“We had a decent crowd when we played Dundee United last year, so it would be great for the lads if they can get a good crowd and bit of atmosphere because it’s a great stadium to play in.”