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Hearts boss Locke: We owe the fans after 7-0 defeat to Celtic

Heart of Midlothian manager Gary Locke has challenged his players to swiftly recoil from last weekend's Scottish Cup disaster.

The Jambos were demolished 7-0 by Celtic at Tynecastle which prompted Locke to force his players to watch a replay of a game in order to improve when they tackle Dundee United this Saturday.

Locke also suggested the Edinburgh club owed their fans a positive response after such a dismal display at home.

"The mood's been flat. It was a terrible result - we came up against a team that on the day were different class," said Locke.

"But it's gone and it's important we raise the spirits for this week which is another huge game for us against a team that are flying. The recording of the Celtic game was not pleasant viewing but it was really important we analysed it.

"So we have a big game this weekend and it's important we repay the supporters with a performance We're hoping Sunday was a blip and it was always going to be the case at some point.

"It's important we bounce back and I'm more than confident with this group of players that we'll get the right response this weekend."

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Andrew Slevison
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