Hearts players ready for wage wait

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Manager John McGlynn, pictured, and six players did not receive their October salaries on schedule
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Manager John McGlynn, pictured, and six players did not receive their October salaries on schedule

Six Hearts players are prepared to be patient after their salaries were delayed for a second successive month, Press Association Sport understands.

Manager John McGlynn and six of Hearts' higher earners did not receive their October salaries on schedule on Tuesday. The Scottish Premier League were informed verbally. Hearts have 48 hours to inform the league of the breach in writing and the matter is set to be discussed at Monday's scheduled SPL board meeting.

September's salaries were received four days late as an issue which overshadowed last season resurfaced. It is understood the Hearts players affected are prepared to wait once again and hope for a swift resolution, particularly as the issue has already been raised with the SPL.

Last term, three straight months of delayed wages prompted an official complaint from the players, via union PFA Scotland, to the SPL, but action was averted in January after Hearts met the demands imposed.

However, the issue reared its ugly head again in March, when players and staff received their salaries 12 days late.

Hearts are scheduled to host Motherwell in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League on Sunday and currently sit ninth in the table.

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