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Hearts midfielder Jamie Walker has been issued with a notice of complaint for an alleged act of simulation against Celtic on Sunday. Hearts were awarded a penalty after the 23-year-old went down in the box under the attention of Kieran Tierney before scoring from the spot to bring his side level in a game they went on to lose...

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Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson admitted his devastation at crashing out of the Europa League second qualifying round to Maltese team Birkirkara. Connor Salmon's late strike could not prevent a humiliating 2-1 defeat to the semi-professional side, who scored twice in the second half to leave Hearts needing three to overcome the away-goals rule. Neilson insists his side are...

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Connor Salmon's late goal was not enough to save Hearts from crashing out of the Europa League second qualifying round with a 2-1 defeat to Birkirkara. The Maltese club went ahead on 54 minutes when Christian Bubalovic capitalised on hesitance in the box and fired home a volley. Edward Herrera then made it 2-0 on the breakaway 13 minutes...

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Hearts have completed the signing of former Celtic striker Tony Watt on a season-long lean deal from Charlton. The 22-year-old has passed a medical and is likely to be unveiled at Tynecastle on Thursday, when Hearts play Birkirkara in the Europa League second-round qualifier. Watt will not be available for the tie, but should Hearts progress the Scotland international...

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Charlton Athletic striker Tony Watt is in talks with Hearts over a season-long loan, Sky Sources understand. The 22-year-old began his career at Celtic, scoring eight goals in 34 appearances for the Hoops, most notably the winner in a Champions League group match against Barcelona in November 2012. However, he failed to secure a regular first-team spot at Parkhead...

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Raith Rovers manager Gary Locke is hoping to bring Hearts legend Rudi Skacel back to Scottish football. Skacel and Locke worked together at Tynecastle and combined to devastating effect as Hearts swept to Scottish Cup glory with a 5-1 win over Hibernian at Hampden Park in 2012. The former Czech Republic international will join up with Rovers for the...

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Robbie Neilson is planning a tactical rethink for next Thursday's Europa League qualifying tie against Birkirkara to cope with the punishing Mediterranean heat. Hearts adopted a high-pressing approach against FC Infonet in Tallinn last week, an approach that reaped dividends as they went through 6-3 on aggregate. However temperatures are expected to hit the mid-30s in Malta next week...

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Hearts boss Robbie Neilson insists his side are not weighed down by the hopes of Scottish football as they look to progress in Europe. Repeated failures in continental competition means Scottish clubs are now ranked 25th out of UEFA's 54 competing nations. Only Celtic have managed to earn co-efficient points in recent years, and last season the Scottish champions...

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Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson has confirmed defender Jordan McGhee will sign for Middlesbrough on a season-long loan. The 19-year-old impressed in central defence for Hearts on their return to the top flight last season, helping the club to a third-place finish. McGhee's form in the first half of the campaign brought him to the attention of Boro, and...

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Hearts have appealed for clearer communication from UEFA after suffering two fixture changes for their opening Europa League game. The club welcomed being away in their first leg against Estonian side Infonet before the June 30 clash was switched to Tynecastle hours after Monday's draw. And the second leg was moved forward 24 hours the following day, affecting fans...

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