Auchinleck Talbot manager Tommy Sloan says his side must bounce back from their 5-0 loss to Hearts at the weekend.

Talbot welcomed the Scottish Premiership high flyers to Beechwood looking for another Scottish Cup upset after knocking Hamilton Accies out in the last round.

However goals from Andy Halliday, Peter Haring, Alex Cochrane and a double from Liam Boyce gave the Jambos a convincing win and ended the Bot’s journey in the Fourth Round.

Speaking to the Chronicle, Sloan said: “It is always disappointing to lose and I think 5-0 is the heaviest defeat we have had in my time.

"We made basics errors in defence with some of the goals.

“It does not matter who you are playing, it does not have to be Hearts to punish what we did, it was too easy for them .

“It is a bit of a blow and it could put us on a bit of a downer so we need to lift the spirits and get back up again.

“We are not going to play a team like Hearts very often.

“I knew it could go the way it did with the quality they have got in their squad and unfortunately it did.

“But we will need to take it on the chin and look forward now.

“The focus has got to be on our next game and we have got to try and bounce back.

Next up for Talbot is a return to league duty this weekend as they travel to Bellsdale to take on Beith.

The Cabes were also victims of a cup exit at the weekend as they were knocked out of the West of Scotland Football League Cup by Wishaw.

Sloan says the Mighty will be keen for redemption on Saturday in the Premier Division clash.

He said: “It will be two teams going into the match looking to bounce back.

“Their manager Bryan Young is an ex-Talbot player as well which adds a bit of spice.

“He will be wanting to get a victory over us, there is no question about that.

“It is always a tough venue Bellsdale, so we are well aware we will need to be up for it and we will need to lift the players this week at training.”