Hearts boss John McGlynn looking forward to cup semi-final despite financial concerns

Last Updated: 09/11/12 11:51am

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John McGlynn: Focused on cup semi-final

John McGlynn: Focused on cup semi-final

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Hearts manager John McGlynn is confident they will still be in business to play Inverness in their semi-finals of the Scottish Communities League Cup despite their ongoing financial difficulties.

Hearts manager John McGlynn is confident they will still be in business to play Inverness in their semi-finals of the Scottish Communities League Cup despite their ongoing financial difficulties.

The Edinburgh club are due to face Inverness at Easter Road in the last weekend of

January but the club was forced to issue a warning to fans on Wednesday regarding their money problems.

Hearts have been presented with a winding-up order over a £450,000 tax bill, in addition to a separate tax bill of £1.75m owed to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs.

But McGlynn is keen to focus his attentions towards on-field matters as they look to secure a place in the Hampden Park final against either Celtic or St Mirren, who will contest the other semi-final.

"We are here and we have done the draw for the semi-final. Inverness at Easter Road is certainly one to look forward to. You have to be optimistic," he said.

"It's a totally different situation from Rangers but Rangers are still here and they played in the quarter-final and they've just won in the Scottish Cup.

"They are still here and I'm hoping Hearts are still going to be here when the semi-final comes around and we are playing Inverness at Easter Road in January."

Inverness manager Terry Butcher was keen to offer his support to the beleaguered club as they look to solve their financial issues.

"I am concerned that one of the great sides of Scottish football is in trouble and hopefully they can resolve that. It is a sign of the times unfortunately," he said.

"Hearts is a fantastic club. I have enjoyed playing against them many times as a player and as a manager so hopefully that will continue."

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