Hearts will head to Spain next week to continue their preparations for the second half of the 2017/18 season.
Craig Levein will take his side south of Valencia on Thursday, January 11th for a five-day winter training camp, which will include two closed-door friendlies against Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem on Friday 12th and German side FC Nurnberg on Saturday 13th.
Speaking about the trip to heartsfc.co.uk, Craig said: “The boys have had a short break and will be eager to get back into the swing of things.
“I’m sure they’ll see it as a mini pre-season, and some warm weather training will help us reach peak fitness levels as we head into a crucial part of the season.
“We have two games against strong opposition lined up and I’m hopeful that we will be able to involve some of the players who have missed out last month through injury.”