Scottish Premier League news

Hearts players may not be paid on time

March 15, 2012

Hearts players are unlikely to be paid their monthly salary as scheduled on Friday.

Board members told the squad on Thursday that UBIG, the Lithuanian bank owned by majority shareholder Vladimir Romanov, was still trying to secure the funds needed to meet the payments.

There is still some chance of that happening but it is highly unlikely that the money will be in the players' accounts.

Players officially complained to the Scottish Premier League in December after three consecutive and significant delays in monthly payments.

The SPL dismissed a charge against the club of "failing to behave with the utmost good faith" in January after some players received payments on the 17th, after the club produced evidence they had made the payments the day earlier.