First Team

East Fife friendly cancelled

1st October 2016

Friendly match against East Fife is cancelled due to League One club's injury situation.

Hearts’ upcoming friendly match against East Fife has been cancelled.

A Jambos XI were due to play Gary Naysmith’s side at Bayview Stadium on Thursday, October 6th but the League One side have suffered a spate of injuries, making it impossible to fulfill the fixture.

Speaking to heartsfc.co.uk, head coach Robbie Neilson said: “It’s a shame as we wanted to play a match to keep us ticking over but these situations can’t be helped.

“If Gary could field a team then he would, but there’s no point in having a game that wouldn’t be as competitive as it could be.

“Our boys will continue to work hard through the international break but they’ll also have some time off.

“Hopefully the ones who are away representing their countries enjoy the experience and come back fit and ready to continue our good form.”