"I've spoken with Scott and the matter has been dealt with behind closed doors," explained Locke. "I understand some of his frustrations but anything and everything I do is because I believe it's for the benefit of the team. Lessons have been learned here and we now move on."
The 21-year-old attempted to clarify his position yesterday via the club's website. "I was very emotional after Saturday's game," he said. "I'm 100% behind the team and I only want what's best for the club."
Hearts have also begun the search for a new youth coach after Darren Murray announced he is to leave the club to take up a similar role at Steven Pressley's Coventry City.