Heart of Midlothian have been hit with an extended transfer embargo for failing to pay player wages.
The Edinburgh club were again late in transferring funds to some players and coaching staff in October and after previous similar incidences have been penalised by the Scottish Football Association with the inability to sign players which runs until December 23.
"A sub-committee of the Scottish Premier League Board today considered a charge against Heart of Midlothian Football Club under SPL Rule A6.21, which concerned the club's failure to pay coaching staff and players on time in October,” read a statement on the club’s official website.
"The club satisfied the sub-committee that all outstanding wages from October had now been paid and, accordingly, the player registration embargo, which arose from that failure, has now been lifted.
"The charge under SPL Rule A6.21 was admitted by the club. The decision of the sub-committee was to make Heart of Midlothian Football Club immediately subject to a further player registration embargo of 60 days.
"The club will be embargoed from registering any professional players up to, and including, 23 December 2012."