Nade set for Hearts return

Frenchman to return after reportedly punching team-mate

Nade: Bust-up with team-mate

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Hearts striker Christian Nade will return to Edinburgh on Thursday for the first time since his bust up with team-mate Ian Black.

Black was reportedly on the receiving end of a punch from the Frenchman following Hearts' 2-0 SPL defeat at Celtic earlier in the month.

Nade has since returned to his native France for family reasons but he is expected to have a meeting with the management at Tynecastle later in the week.

The 25-year-old forward and his representative have been asked by the club to put across his side of the story, following an internal inquiry.

Manager Jim Jeffries told the Edinburgh Evening News: "He had to go to France because of a family problem.

"He's about to receive a letter in the next couple of days that will let him know the result of the internal inquiry."

Mid-table Hearts travel to Pittodrie on Saturday in the league to face Aberdeen.