Hearts defender Darren Barr tells club's youngsters to enjoy first cup final
Hearts defender Darren Barr has told the club's youngsters to enjoy Sunday's Scottish Communities League Cup final.
Last Updated: 17/03/13 2:22pm
The Jambos play St Mirren at Hampden on Sunday with a squad packed full of teenagers after the club had to let some of their experienced players leave due to financial problems.
Barr reckons the Hearts team have an opportunity to cement their place in the club's history, and he is hopeful the young players will rise to the occasion.
"I don't know if the young boys know how much this is going to mean to them and mean to people for years to come," Barr said.
"We all want to win and you need to appreciate the day. But you also have to play the game. You can't get caught up with everything going on around you. You need to go out and win the game first.
"Even with everything going on around the club here, you can't think about that. You just have to play the game.
"I don't really think my role as an older player is more important with all the young lads. If you are good enough, you are old enough to play in the first team.
"In games recently, we have seen that there are good young boys here. Maybe the results haven't been great but you can see that the progress is there."