Football - McGlynn praises his players

Hearts boss John McGlynn is thankful that the wage issue at Tynecastle will not distract his players as they look to navigate through the hectic Christmas football calendar.

Twice he saw his side take the lead but ultimately had to settle for a point in an open and entertaining Clydesdale Bank Premier League encounter with St Johnstone in Perth.

While the overall bleak financial picture at Hearts continues to loom over the club like a dark cloud, for the meantime the bills have been paid and it's allowing the players to concentrate on their football.

"Everyone's got their wages, they are all up to date." McGlynn said after the match.

"To be fair to the players they have been tremendous, they took that wage deferral and they've all just been getting on with it.

"However, it does help that in the run up to Christmas that they got their wages on time, with young families to look after.

"It's better from my point of view that I don't have to worry about where their heads are with regards to being paid. Everything is perfect."