Hearts will never settle for fifth place – Cathro

Ian Cathro stressed today that Hearts won’t accept fifth place in the Scottish Premiership and must be bursting to climb the table when the league resumes next weekend.

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Johnny Hamilton playing for Hearts in 1965

Maroon Memories: Shawfield redemption for delayed Hearts

League leaders Hearts arrived only 13 minutes before kick-off meeting part-time Clyde at Shawfield in the First Division, and delayed the start of the match by six minutes.

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Hearts academy graduates, from left, Euan Henderson, Anthony McDonald, Connor Smith, Dean Ritchie, Christopher Hamilton and Jay Sandison. Harry Cochrane and Marc Leonard were absent from the photo shoot. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Hopes high as eight of Hearts prepare to graduate

Eight Hearts youth academy players will graduate to full-time professional contracts this summer – the biggest single intake in club history.

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Ian Cathro will lead his Hearts team back into action against Celtic at Tynecastle on Sunday week

Hearts prepare quietly for Premiership climax

Training at Riccarton this week has been vital to Hearts’ preparations for the final nine games of a very eventful season. Some players are missing due to international duty but Ian Cathro and his coaching staff still have the bulk of the first-team squad to work with.

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Jack Hamilton at Scotland's Renfrewshire training base on Thursday morning. Picture: SNS

Hearts goalkeeper Jack Hamilton added to Scotland squad

Hearts goalkeeper Jack Hamilton has been recalled to the Scotland squad as an injury-replacement for David Marshall.

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Aaron Hughes is currently with the Northern Ireland squad

Aaron Hughes set to extend contract with Hearts

Aaron Hughes is close to extending his Hearts contract by another 12 months, the Evening News can reveal.

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Gary Oliver has helped Morton get involved in the Championship title race this season and the former Hearts youngster feels he has developed as a player much more than playing in under-20 matches. Pic: Michael Gillen

Gary Oliver: I’ve come on a ton since leaving Hearts

Pushing Morton towards a fairytale promotion to the Ladbrokes Premiership leaves young Gary Oliver a little reluctant to speak out. He is understandably frightened that too much talk of top-flight ambitions will jinx what has hitherto been an incredible season in Inverclyde.

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Alan McGee, founder of Creations Records.

Oasis mogul Alan McGee ‘talked out’ of buying Hearts

Oasis mogul and Scottish record label owner Alan McGee was talked out of buying Hearts by Primal Scream frontman and Celtic fan Bobby Gillespie.

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Ian Cathro wants Hearts to be 'clinical' in defence

Hearts defenders have to become ruthless – Cathro

Hearts are working to improve defensive organisation during the international break, with head coach Ian Cathro determined to take a more ruthless approach at the back.

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Andraz Struna has impressed Hearts coach Ian Cathro

Hearts keen to tie Andraz Struna to long-term deal

Hearts want to sign right-back Andraz Struna on a long-term deal and install him as Callum Paterson’s permanent replacement.

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A jubilant Jonny Hayes wheels away to celebrate after latching on to Tasos Avlonitis short backpass. Pic: SNS

Tasos Avlonitis says sorry to Hearts

Tasos Avlonitis stood up and apologised to his Hearts team-mates inside the Pittodrie dressing room on Saturday.

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Aberdeen's Jonny Hayes takes the ball round Hearts keeper Jack Hamilton before doubling the lead. Pic: SNS

Hearts reaction: ‘Unexplainable’ inconsistency irks Andraz Struna

Perhaps it would have been more concerning had Craig Levein not entered Pittodrie’s away dressing room at half-time on Saturday.

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Hearts head coach Ian Cathro and assistant Austin MacPhee at Pittodrie

Ian Cathro: Hearts will work hard to bridge gap with Aberdeen

Ian Cathro admits he needs time to revamp Hearts to ensure the current 17-point gap between the Edinburgh club and Aberdeen is never repeated.

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Craig Levein's influence at Hearts has been welcomed by head coach Ian Cathro

Hearts coach Ian Cathro welcomes DoF Craig Levein's influence

Ian Cathro has offered an explanation of Craig Levein's influence at Hearts, stressing he wants input from the director of football during matches.

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Craig Levein and Jon Daly in conversation during Aberdeen's win against Hearts.

Aberdeen 2-0 Hearts: Dons too strong for weak Hearts

Aberdeen put Hearts to the sword at Pittodrie to prevent Celtic winning the Ladbrokes Premiership early. Shay Logan's first-half header and Jonny Hayes' strike after the break ensured a comprehensive victory for Derek McInnes' side - who had substitute Jayden Stockley sent off late on.
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Hearts' Craig Beattie (right) celebrates his goal with team mate Rudi Skacel.

Maroon Memories: Hearts paint it Black in derby

HEARTS experienced their fair share of ups and downs both on and off the pitch this season, but one aspect of life at the club remained constant: their ability to get the better of their Edinburgh rivals.

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 Hearts' Jack Hamilton

Scottish core is vital to future of Hearts

Ian Cathro is adamant Hearts will never lose their Scottish identity after securing three native youngsters on long-term contracts.

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Prmotion the goal for Hearts women

Prmotion the goal for Hearts women

Hearts Women’s football boss Andy Enwood says he will give youth every opportunity to try and help the club secure promotion this season.

Callum Paterson is hoping to move to an English club once he recovers from injury

Callum Paterson won’t sign new Hearts contract

Callum Paterson will not sign a new contract at Hearts after reiterating his desire to continue his career elsewhere.

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Ian Cathro is delighted to see Jack Hamilton, John Souttar and Rory Currie commit their futures to Hearts.

Hearts sign up Hamilton, Souttar and Currie until 2020

Hearts have agreed new long-term contracts with goalkeeper Jack Hamilton, defender John Souttar and striker Rory Currie.

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