Hearts may have agreed a provisional deal to remove themselves from administration but the fans' boss leading their rescue package has now warned they face a battle against the clock to survive.
A court hearing in Lithuania which could prove crucial to Hearts' hopes of escaping administration has been delayed for a second time.
The administrator running Hearts has revealed the club could soon start the process of exiting administration after he was given the go-ahead by one of their major Lithuanian shareholders.
HEARTS owner Vladimir Romanov is suspected of large-scale embezzlement at the collapsed Lithuanian bank where he was former majority shareholder, according to the country's prosecutors.
MORE than 200 businesses, individuals and public bodies are owed money after Hearts FC went bust and the total debt is £29m, new accounts show.