GARY HOOPER is hoping to smash his Hampden hoodoo on Sunday to help Celtic seal a William Hill Scottish Cup final place.
The Parkhead striker has never found the back of the net at the National Stadium since his move north of the border.
Hooper has led the line for the Parkhead club on six occasions at Hampden Park and has drawn a blank on every outing – despite Neil Lennon's side having managed to emerge victorious in four of those games.
In contrast, the SPL's joint leading scorer has found no problem in finding the back of the net at every SPL ground, with the exception of Dunfermline's East End Park, although he has only made one appearance at the venue.
But he hopes to put things right on Sunday as the newly-crowned champions aim to edge closer to securing a domestic double.
He said: "It would be nice to finally get a goal at Hampden Park. I've never scored there and it would be great if that could change against Hearts.
"I think I've scored at every SPL ground with the exception of Dunfermline – so it would be nice to get one at Hampden.
"First and foremost, it is about the team winning – that is more important than anything else because we want to reach the final and hopefully win the league and cup double.
"But it is obviously a personal target for me to score a goal there. I've played there quite a few times and not managed it so, hopefully, that will all change this weekend."
Hooper was back to his best last weekend as he netted two goals in Celtic's emphatic 6-0 victory over Kilmarnock to secure the SPL title.
But he says the celebrations are now on hold as they prepare for what he expects to be an extremely tough encounter.
He said: "It was fantastic down at Rugby Park – the best feeling of my career. The atmosphere throughout the game and also at the end was unbelievable.
"But we've been back in training this week and it has been business as usual. We're desperate to reach the final of the Scottish Cup after winning the competition last season, but we know it won't be easy against Hearts. They are a very good team."