Hearts have been buoyed by the news that a quartet of loanees have all extended their spells at Tynecastle.
Andrius Velicka, who finished last season as the club's top goalscorer, will remain at the club for a further year, as will midfielder Kestutis Ivaskevicius and defender Thomas Kancelskis.
The four players, all of whom play for FBK Kaunas, are completed by goalkeeper Eduardas Kurskis, who the club were keen to hold on to following the exit of first-choice shot-stopper, Craig Gordon. Kurskis penned a six-month loan deal with the SPL side.
Meanwhile, Hearts' assistant boss Stephen Frail believes the club should swiftly seek to move on from Gordon's departure, and says the Scottish international is likely to be a key part of new side Sunderland's season.
"We're very sad that we've lost him," he admitted, "and I'm sure he'll be worth a lot of points to Sunderland.
"Like any striker scoring goals, I'm sure it'll be the same for Craig.
"So, I wish him all the best, but we have to get on with what we have now and Steven Banks being the No.1 from Monday night, so it'll be an exciting time for him as well."