Hearts manager Craig Levein believes perseverance paid off after his side claimed a late 2-1 win over Stenhousemuir in the Betfred Cup.
Hearts are on the cusp of the Betfred Cup last-16 after a double from defender Craig Halkett secured a 2-1 win over Stenhousemuir.
Craig Levein expects Hearts to rediscover their killer touch in time for their opening Ladbrokes Premiership duel with Aberdeen.
Stenhousemuir’s relegation from Ladbrokes League One was confirmed on Saturday in a 2-1 play-off semi-final defeat to Annan, losing 4-1 on aggregate.
First-half goals from Chris Johnston and Ayrton Sonkur gave Annan Athletic first blood in their Scottish League One play-off semi-final against Stenhousemuir as they won the opening leg 2-0.
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes hailed the performance of Greg Stewart after the forward got off the mark in his second Dons spell during a 4-1 William Hill Scottish Cup win over Stenhousemuir.
Ruaridh Donaldson’s bizarre own goal killed off Stenhousemuir’s comeback hopes as Aberdeen progressed to the fifth round of the William Hill Scottish Cup with a 4-1 win at Ochilview.
Greg Stewart felt he had unfinished business at Aberdeen and is determined to improve on his first Pittodrie spell.
Aberdeen and Stenhousemuir will have to do it all again after the Ladbrokes Premiership high-fliers and the League One strugglers played out a 1-1 draw in the fourth round of the William Hill Scottish Cup.