Supporters will have to wait a little longer to see Hearts exit administration but have been assured by Ann Budge's new regime that the club will be run in such a way that the spectre of Hearts disappearing forever never returns.

It had been thought that administrators BDO could cut their ties with the Tynecastle club today, 355 days after being brought in to save the ailing Edinburgh institution in June last year. That is now likely to take place on Wednesday - as some loose ends are still to be tied up - with plenty of time before an extension to the 12-month administration period is required on June 19.

The exit will allow Robbie Neilson, the new head coach, to strengthen his squad for the first time, with midfielder Morgaro Gomis and striker James Keatings standing by to sign and goalkeeper Neil Alexander also in talks.

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