Jorge Grant spoke to the press after Heart of Midlothian's 2-1 win at Rugby Park that gave supporters a Hampden semi-final to look forward to.

Here's everything the Hearts midfielder had to say:

That was dramatic, wasn’t it?

Yeah, obviously a late winner. I felt we played really well in the first half, then probably came off it in the first 10 or 15 minutes of the second half and they got their goal. We showed good character to come back and win.

How much of a turning point can this match be?

Off the back of the weekend, we knew we had to come here and win. Now we just have to be consistent and take that into the weekend [against Ross County].

Is it about getting fans back onside? Is it about making supporters believe again?

Yeah, of course. We need our supporters. We need them on our side. It’s about us making things happen on the pitch and getting them off their seats. I think we did that on Tuesday night. Hopefully they can be with us.

Have the squad talked about the fan unrest?

No. We just know that we need to be better on the pitch and that will get the fans onside. We look at ourselves first and then do what we need to do on the pitch.

Are results the only way to answer them?

I think so. That’s what fans want - people to win games - and we need to do that.

It was a big night for yourself, being in and out of the squad.

Naisy has been totally honest with me from day dot. He said that my chances will be limited so I knew that, when I get the opportunity, I need to perform and I feel like I did all right on Tuesday.

The pressure could ease with this win.

Yeah, it was important we got to Hampden and we've done that. Now all we can do is focus on the next game and the next one after that.

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Can you change the fact your game time will be limited?

Of course. I feel like I train well all the time. I always work hard, so that's down to me on the training pitch to prove to the gaffer that he does need me in the team. Then, when I get the opportunities to come on off the bench or start like Tuesday night, then I show him what I've got.

Did you have options to leave in summer?

I was close to leaving towards the end of the window. It’s one of those things - I want to play football. That’s why I was looking elsewhere. Things don’t happen sometimes and that might work in my favour now with getting a game. Hopefully I can get a run of games as well.

What was the manager’s message after the game?

It was just to enjoy the moment. We are going to Hampden now, which is big for the club and big for the fans. It’s only big if we go there and win as well so we can get into a final. He was proud of our performance.

Do you believe in your ability to change the manager’s mind?

Of course. I feel like I know my own abilities and I feel I can help the team. It's down to me proving that to him, then getting the opportunity, then doing it on the pitch.

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What was the feeling like when the ball hit the net?

It was good. I haven’t had that feeling for a while so it was really nice.

You’ve played in a few different positions, do you feel the No.10 role is where you’re at your best?

Yeah, I think so. I think that’s where I can bring my best football. Tuesday night was a bit different because there were a lot of long balls and winning second balls. I was trying to find those pockets for myself to help out the team and, obviously, get a goal. There were moments when I probably could have done better in the final third but that comes with playing games.

Hearts fans haven’t seen your scoring ability as much as when you were down south?

Last season I was a bit in and out. I didn’t really get a clear run of games. That's where I’ve got to do well - come in, score goals when I can, and I know I’ve got that in my locker. It’s about doing that on a more consistent basis.

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