Romanov Still In Love With Hearts
Updated Sunday, 20th November 2011
Hearts may be suffering a cash flow problem but that does not mean owner Vladamir Romanov is not committed to meet current commitments
Fedotovas did not provide and specific guarantees regarding a date when senior players could expect to see their salaries in the bank. They were due last Wednesday, following a 19-day delay on payment of their October salaries. He said: "I think it is important, at this stage, to credit the players for their professionalism in the matter. I do believe they understand that when we say we are doing everything to source funding for their salaries then they accept that we are.We have paid 33 of our players already and looking forward to catching up at some point soon. Despite a sporadic delay at times, we have always paid our players and we fully intend to continue to do so."
Fedotovas also confirmed players would be offloaded to reduce the club's wage bill. He said: "We have several players that have reached the peak of their career at Hearts and are ready for a move. Whether this will be January or the summer - we will need to see what options will be available to us. Our strategy involves bringing through the best young players while selling or releasing some of the senior and fringe players."