Gary Locke, the Hearts manager, does not expect Marius Zaliukas to remain at Tynecastie beyond the end of his contract next month, while the club have already begun trying to persuade Danny Wilson to commit to becoming his replacement.
John Sutton's early goal proved enough to put Hearts firmly in the running for seventh place in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League, although they made life difficult for themselves at Rugby Park.
Say the word "Coalition" around these parts, and it's rarely a laughing matter.
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