Hearts confident snow damaged ground will be ready for weekend

Hearts expect their Clydesdale Bank Premier League match with Aberdeen to take place on Saturday after reporting good progress on a clean-up operation after snow damaged parts of Tynecastle.

Hearts expect their Clydesdale Bank Premier League match with Aberdeen to take place on Saturday after reporting good progress on a clean-up operation after snow damaged parts of Tynecastle.

Contractors were called in to clear the snow from the roof of the stands in order to permit a further safety check ahead of Saturday's scheduled match with the managerless Dons.

A club spokesperson said: "Work started immediately on making the stadium safe and excellent progress is being made.

"The snow is being cleared from the roof of the main stand while a team of men have been working with JCBs to get the car parks cleared. No efforts are being spared to get the game on and things are looking very positive at the moment.

"Although the forecast is for a very cold night this evening, the temperatures are expected to lift significantly over the next few days and that will work in our favour as well."

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