Tynecastle Stadium

Next Game

Hearts v Annan

Saturday, 26 July 2014, 15:00

Petrofac Training Cup First Round

Tynecastle Stadium

Last Game

Hearts 1 - 2 Man City

Friday, 18 July 2014, 19:30

Friendly Match

McGlynn wants to keep duo

John McGlynn believes it is 'massive' that financially-troubled Hearts hang on to defensive duo Andy Webster and Marius Zaliukas in the January transfer window.

Last Updated: 19/12/12 at 10:10 Post Comment

Andy Webster: Hearts defender is out of contract at the end of the season and co

Andy Webster: Hearts defender is out of contract at the end of the season and co

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Webster and Zaliukas are out of contract at the end of the season, and there have been suggestions the centre-halves could be sold to raise funds in the New Year.

Hearts boss McGlynn concedes players may have to be sacrificed in order to help the club out financially, but is determined to hang on to the 'backbone' of his team.

"It's massive for us to keep them," said McGlynn. "They are the experience in the team and they're both international centre-backs.

"You will never actually know how much you appreciate them until they aren't there. They do a tremendous job and it would be a blow to lose them.

"I'm not suggesting we will but at the same time if offers come in for players and everyone is happy with them, then it may well be that some players go.

"I can't say who that will be. The board of directors would firstly need to accept an offer and then the player in question would have to agree to go.

"It's very much ifs and buts at the moment on that issue. But I've got to say that Andy and Marius are the backbone of the team right now and no manager would want to lose that."

Don't miss any live and exclusive football coverage this festive season. Click here to visit Sky Sports' Festive Calendar

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e made his power play to try and get Sheikhy to raise his wages or trade him to PSG. PSG were probably not interested and he is stuck with no cake and no vacation. @Jay_D> Surely you jest about FFP being real, right? All Platini is doing is making billionaries pay measly fines, so he and his cronies can get rich. If a fool can pay 50 mil for David Luiz, he will happily pay some fine to UEFA. FFP has failed as for it to succeed UEFA had to take it...

Synergy
Toure: I am staying with City

G

uess we can expect Toure's explanation of his behaviour around the same time Pete Townshend publishes his book then.

ceeps
Toure: I am staying with City

D

amn you Yaya, don't scare me like that! I only ate the icing. I didn't eat the soft and scrumptious middle - I will buy you another cake!

MCFC87
Toure: I am staying with City

Footer 365

Liverpool's Adam Lallana could miss start of Premier League with knee injury

Adam Lallana looks set to miss the start of the new Premier League season after suffering a knee injury in training.

Liverpool: Fara Williams welcomes Steven Gerrard contract news

Fara Williams reckons the contract set to be handed to Steven Gerrard will give Liverpool supporters a huge boost.

Transfer news: Sunderland sign Patrick van Aanholt from Chelsea

Sunderland have completed the signing of Holland left-back Patrick van Aanholt from Chelsea on a four-year deal.

Mail Box

Are Pre-Season Tours Really A Problem?

Are pre-season tours really a problem? Liverpool went to Australia last summer and it didn't prevent them from having a good season. Plus, thoughts on LvG and keepers...

It Isn't Easy Supporting Spurs, You Know

We have a long mail about the travails of supporting Spurs, plus Friday thoughts on Marko Marin, marketing, victory v beauty, travelling and vanishing sprays...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property