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On-field success can ease financial burden - Hearts boss McGlynn

Heart of Midlothian manager John McGlynn believes positive results on the pitch can help ease the current financial pain being experienced.

The Edinburgh outfit owe £450,000 in tax to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs which is due in early December but have recently implemented a share issue scheme with the fans to raise much-needed funds.

With £600,000 already raised on the way to just under £1.8million, McGlynn feels that impressive performances from the playing group will bring even more relief to Tynecastle.

"If we can go and get results it will make people more concentrate on the results and hopefully, at the same time, give the fans even more encouragement to save the football club. That's the only thing we've got any real control over, on the pitch," said McGlynn whose eighth-placed Hearts side head to Motherwell on Saturday.

"We can't control people coming in and buying shares. We can encourage them by getting results and that's what we have to do.

"We need the money still to keep coming in. Although £600,000 is an amazing amount of money, there's still a long way to go.

"All we can do is try to ask the fans to keep putting their hands in their pocket. And I know you can't keep hitting the same pocket, so hopefully there's others out there who can help us."

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Andrew Slevison
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