Hearts defender Ryan McGowan’s family home in Australia will be turning maroon and white for the day when he takes on Hibs at Hampden.
Aussie star McGowan will walk out in the Scottish Cup final after a season where he cemented his place in the Hearts first team and he wants to put on a show for the folks back home on May 19.
McGowan said: “My family will be in Australia for it, it’s a long way to come for one game, but I’ve got some aunties and uncles in Glasgow who have tickets.
“All my Australian family are coming to my mum and dad’s house to watch the game so they are going to be Aussie Jambos in Adelaide watching it.”
The defender, who is comfortable at full back and centre half and has covered a variety of positions this season, credits this season as his best yet and lists scoring against Hibernian as a highlight of his career.
McGowan was also part of the only defence to keep a clean sheet against Tottenham at White Hart Lane in the whole season as Hearts drew 0-0 at the home of the London giants, but the one thing he wants to cap it all off is to lift the Scottish Cup on Saturday.
The Australia Under-23 internationalist said: “This has been the best season of my life. I’ve achieved a lot, obviously breaking into the team and keeping my position, I played at Whiet Hart Lane, played in the semi final against Celtic and I scored against Hibs in the New Year Derby.
“At the end of the season hopefully I can look back at it with a winner’s medal.”
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