Heart of Midlothian surrendered a one-goal lead at Ibrox in a dramatic finale that saw a late Rangers rally ensure Phillipe Clement's side sealed a 2-1 victory on Sunday.

Alex Cochrane teed up Lawrence Shankland for the game's opening goal with an excellent delivery from the left wing, but it wasn't enough as Steven Naismith's side slipped to a 2-1 loss due to late goals from James Tavernier and Danilo.

Here's everything Cochrane had to say to the media after the match:

Is that a difficult one to take?

It was very difficult to take. For 90 minutes or so the game-plan worked perfectly, but football is longer than 90 minutes now. Obviously, the penalty happened - I haven't seen it back so I don't know if it was a penalty or not, but we had to see the game out for the nine minutes of injury time and it's a very hard one to take. We have to pick ourselves up and go and play Livi now because that's a massive game for us. Three points is massive on Wednesday.

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Psychologically, does losing the game in that manner affect you ahead of the semi-final?

No, I don't think so. I think we have positives to take from this week. We have shot ourselves in the foot with the goals and the times of them, but there are also positives to take and we will look at them. Livingston is the main focus, but we will go in next Sunday full of confidence and belief because we did that today. We put in a good performance for 90 minutes but it obviously wasn't enough.

The manager said players were getting blocked at set-pieces, is that something that you experienced? Was that something that was discussed?

It was something that was spoken about at half-time about the blockings. I haven't seen the penalties back so I am not too sure what happened. Obviously, you know when you come to these places and the crowd are on top of the referee… some decisions may go our way and some may not. It was just one of those things, but the penalty was given. After that, we had to regroup and make sure we don't concede.

Can you take heart from the fact that the performance was a vast improvement from last weekend?

There were plenty of positives to take because we were 1-0 up at Ibrox for 90 minutes and I thought we defended well. We also broke on them too and had a few chances. There are definitely positives and we have to pick ourselves and focus on Livingston. It's obviously very disappointing. We know that and the lads in the dressing room are gutted. But the game is finished now and we have to learn from that five-minute spell because it has cost us three points. When we conceded that penalty, the worst thing that should have happened was that we took a point back and moved on. We should have regrouped and tried to hang on but it wasn’t to be.

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