Hearts have continued their clear-out by moving Aidan Keena on to Hartlepool.
Glenn Whelan has left Hearts by mutual agreement, the Gorgie club have announced.
Hearts have recalled Harry Cochrane and Anthony McDonald from loan spells at Dunfermline.
Hearts go into the new decade at the bottom of the Ladbrokes Premiership with a meagre 13 points from 21 games.
Rangers closed the gap on Ladbrokes Premiership leaders Celtic to two points – with a game in hand – after sealing a long-awaited victory at Parkhead.
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes revealed that defender Zak Vyner may miss the rest of the season after injuring his shoulder in the 1-1 draw at Hearts.
Funso Ojo has urged Aberdeen not to give struggling Hearts any encouragement in Sunday’s clash at Tynecastle.
Craig Halkett admits ending 2019 with a win would be “absolutely huge” for a Hearts team who have endured one of the worst 12 months in their league history on the park.
Hearts are set to have an unchanged squad for their final Ladbrokes Premiership match of 2019 against Aberdeen.
Hearts manager Daniel Stendel insists his team have already made major improvements – despite losing his first four games in charge.
Aberdeen will not be taking anything for granted when they meet struggling Hearts at Tynecastle on Sunday, according to assistant manager Tony Docherty.
Hearts manager Daniel Stendel insists his return to Germany and decision to give the squad Christmas Day off had no bearing in the 2-0 defeat to Edinburgh rivals Hibernian.
Martin Boyle’s derby double piled more misery on basement side Hearts as Hibernian won 2-0 to register back-to-back wins at Tynecastle.
Hearts skipper Christophe Berra returns from suspension for the Edinburgh derby against Hibernian on Boxing Day.
Uche Ikpeazu will forego festive season frolics in an attempt to rescue Hearts’ season.
Hearts assistant boss Andy Kirk concedes the struggling Jambos are embroiled in a relegation battle.
Hearts manager Daniel Stendel believes his players need to take on more responsibility if they are to move away from relegation danger.
Hamilton manager Brian Rice felt his young squad played like men as they beat Hearts 2-1 to win for the first time since September and move off the bottom of the Ladbrokes Premiership table.
Hamilton claimed their first win in 12 games to send Hearts to the foot of the Ladbrokes Premiership table.
Hamilton midfielder Alex Gogic returns from suspension as Accies welcome Hearts to the Foys Stadium on Saturday.