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Airdrie's disappointment in Hearts Scottish Cup defeat shows how far we've come, says star

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Airdrie star Charlie Telfer says a dressing room full of disappointed players after a 4-1 Scottish Cup defeat to Hearts shows how far the club has come in a year.And he says it’s important to make sure the fifth round loss is a blip on an otherwise good trajectory for the New Broomfield club.Airdrie were in League One this time last season, and Telfer reckons they did well in spells against a side sitting third in the Premiership table.“I think we take the positives,” says the 28-year-old. “The boys are really disappointed in there, and I think that shows how far we’ve come.“Last season we were third in League One and now we’re disappointed in losing 4-1 to the third-best team in the country.“There is a lot of stuff we can take from the game, and we’ve got so much we can look forward to, now.“I think it has been a good thing, having the Scottish Cup, the Challenge Cup and league action, it’s good to have that focus on different things.“Now we’ve got that Challenge Cup final to look forward to, and league action to take care of.”Hearts raced into a 3-0 lead through Lawrence Shankland, Kenneth Vargas and Calem Nieuwenhof before captain Adam Frizzell pulled a goal back with a header, only for Shankland to complete his double and Hearts’ passage to Morton in the quarter-finals with a late fourth.Former Dundee United and Falkirk star Telfer said: “It shows the standard and quality.

They were a really good team, they moved the ball well, their rotations in the middle of the park and strikers’ movement – everything was really good.“You can see why they’re up there and why they’re by far the third-best team in the country – it was a good learning curve for us, though.“We had a go.

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