Players get paid after letter threat

Hearts' players yesterday received wages which had been due on 16 October.

The payment came 24 hours after the squad were persuaded by their manager, Paulo Sergio, not to make a formal complaint to the league. It is understood the players were ready to sign a letter of complaint to the SPL chief executive, Neil Doncaster, asking him to intervene, with the possibility of invoking Fifa Article 14 for breach of contract with just cause.