Scot Gardiner has expressed sympathy for Hearts and urged his own club, Dundee, not to linger on what might have been should matters have come to a head sooner.
JOHN BROWN has urged the remaining board members of Dundee to accept a proposed investment from a US-based consortium after losing midfielder Gary Harkins as a result of the ongoing uncertainty.
Dundee's future will be decided next month when a vote will be taken over whether the proposed takeover bid by an American-backed consortium goes ahead.
Dundee could be on the verge of new ownership after receiving a considerable offer from a joint Scottish-USA consortium consisting of current majority shareholder Bill Colvin, director Steve Martin and Keyes Capital, a company in Austin, Texas.
Dundee have vowed to challenge John Brown's one-match suspension for his criticism of the penalty decision which killed off their Clydesdale Bank Premier League survival hopes.