TALBOT manager Tommy Sloan insists revenge isn’t on his mind after the Scottish Cup draw paired them with Premiership side Hearts.

It’s seven years since the Beechwood Park side were cruelly denied a replay against the Jambos when Gordon Pope’s late equaliser was wrongly ruled out for offside at Tynecastle.

The clubs will meet again at the same venue on the weekend of February 9 but Sloan – win, lose or draw – is just aiming for a good performance.

He told the Chronicle: “It’s not about revenge. We’ll go up there and hopefully we’ll perform well on the day.

“Ayr had a couple of penalty shouts on Saturday and they went for us. At Tynecastle, it went against us with the offside goal so you have to take the rough with the smooth.

“It’s great to be going to one of the top teams in Scotland again. Obviously, we’ve been there before and I think a lot of people wanted something new.

“It’s away at Tynecastle and we did well there the last time but I would have preferred it at home, we’d have a more realistic chance if it was at home. It’s one to look forward too and it’s a step up from Ayr.”

The Bot get brought back down to earth on Saturday as the defence of their Junior Cup win continues with the visit of Rutherglen Glencairn in the fifth round.

Brothers Graham and Stephen Wilson – although a little worse for wear – appeared on BBC Scotland’s coverage of Hearts fourth round win on Sunday and Sloan knows his side have to refocus on the games ahead.

He added: “We need to start getting our head on for Rutherglen. There’s been a lot of media attention from Saturday but we need to get the head back on and focus.

“They are scoring a lot of goals and winning that league. I remember playing them in a two-legged semi-final a few years ago, they are a handy team and they always have been.

“We’ll need to be at it but we’ll do our damnedest to get through.”