Wee Jambos fired up for Youth Cup semi-final

Dario Zanattas inclusion will add extra strength to a Hearts youth side

Dario Zanattas inclusion will add extra strength to a Hearts youth side

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Jon Daly’s Hearts Under-20s face Dundee United at Tynecastle tonight in the SFA Youth Cup semi-final, with the winners meeting Motherwell in the final.

Hearts trounced Queen of the South 5-0 in the quarter-final last month and are eager to continue their run in the competition.

United are known for the quality of their youngsters, with John Souttar having impressed in maroon since leaving Tannadice for Tynecastle just last month.

Hearts will field a strong side in front of what they hope will be a big crowd in Gorgie for a 7pm kick-off.

Canadian teenager Dario Zanatta is included in Daly’s squad despite playing at first-team level in recent weeks. Liam Smith is likely to be kept out as he deputises for the injured Callum Paterson in the senior side.

Zanatta’s inclusion will add extra strength to a Hearts youth side already containing quality like midfielder Angus Beith, centre-back Daniel Baur and forward Robbie Buchanan.

Admission costs on the night are £5 for adults and £1 for concessions.