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Hearts exit administration

"Ecstatic" Hearts chairwoman and new owner Ann Budge last night told fans further good news is on its way as she urged them to "just celebrate" the club's exit from administration.

After almost 12 months of fear and suffering, the Tynecastle outfit's future was finally safeguarded yesterday when administrators BDO completed the legalities of bringing the club out of insolvency and passed full control over to Budge's new regime.

The long-awaited development will remove the club's signing embargo, allowing new director of football Craig Levein and head coach Robbie Neilson to press on with sealing new recruits for the season ahead in the SPFL Championship.

Former Dundee United midfielder Morgaro Gomis and Hamilton Academical striker James Keatings are understood to be standing by to join, with talks also thought to have been started with Neil Alexander.

In addition, a coaching, but not playing role, has been offered to fans' favourite Rudi Skacel.

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