Black aims to move on

Hearts midfielder pleased after being cleared of drug charge

Ian Black: Hearts midfielder wants to focus on his career after being cleared of a drug charge

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Hearts midfielder Ian Black is now determined to focus on his football career after being cleared of a drug charge.

Black released a statement on Hearts' official website after appearing at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

Black had been charged with possession of a Class A drug after being arrested in May last year.

The 26-year-old said today: "Obviously I am very pleased.

"That's it as far I am concerned. I want to draw a line under the whole thing and focus on my football.

"It has been hanging over myself and the family for a while but all I want to do is get back playing my best for Hearts.

"I'd like to thank my team-mates and the staff at the football club for their support, as well as my family and close friends."