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Ledley wants Hampden redemption

JOE Ledley believes Celtic will prove they have shrugged off their Hampden hangover when they return to the national stadium for the second time in a month for tomorrow's William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final against Hearts.

Neil Lennon's men were stunned to lose 1-0 to Kilmarnock in the Scottish Communities League Cup final at Hampden on March 18.

However, after clinching the Clydesdale Bank Premier League title with a 6-0 win at Rugby Park last week, the Hoops midfielder claims there will be no shortage of confidence when the Celtic team bus makes its way to the south side of Glasgow.

"We were obviously disappointed that we lost the final against Kilmarnock," he said.


"We played good football and had good chances and maybe on a different day we would have won, but that's football. I don't know if Hearts are going to come out and go for it. I thought Kilmarnock sat back (in the final) and let us dominate."

Meanwhile, Pat Fenlon hopes Hibernian can also advance to the William Hill Scottish Cup final with victory over Aberdeen tomorrow to reward Lewis Stevenson for his performances this season.

The 24-year-old is suspended for tomorrow's clash as Hibs attempt to finish their season on a high by advancing to the Scottish Cup final on May 19. "It's a blow. I'm disappointed for Lewis," Fenlon said.

"We just have to deal with it. Hopefully we can get to the final for him and we can bring him back into the equation for that."