Hearts v Linlithgow Rose to go ahead despite Covid-19 outbreak
The friendly between Hearts and Linlithgow Rose scheduled for this afternoon will go ahead.
There were doubts about the game after a Covid-19 outbreak at the Premiership club.
Five members of the football department tested positive.
A statement said: “The club immediately contacted the relevant football authorities upon confirmation of each positive test and it continues to follow protocols to the highest of standards.”
The game with the East of Scotland Premier League side will go ahead at Prestonfield with a 3pm kick-off.
A crowd of around 500 is expected at the match which will be Hearts’ first since Robbie Neilson's men defeated Raith Rovers 4-0 on April 30.
The squad is expected to be made up of first-team and youth players as the team builds towards the Premier Sports Cup next month.
Hearts get their season underway with a trip to Peterhead. Their first league game comes at the end of July against Celtic at Tynecastle Park.