SFA president Campbell Ogilvie monitoring Hearts wages row

Scottish Football Association president Campbell Ogilvie says the governing body has not been asked to intervene in the ongoing wages row at Hearts.

Ogilvie, a former Hearts chief executive, conceded that clubs should be honouring financial obligations.

Hearts claim 33 players have received their most recent salaries and the rest will be paid soon.

"If something was brought to our attention officially, we would have to investigate," said Ogilvie.

October's wages at Tynecastle were delayed for 19 days, but players were again due to be paid on 16 November.

Last week, Hearts settled a tax bill of more than £1m with Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, but a number of players and staff have still not been paid and owner Vladimir Romanov has indicated he is willing to put the club up for sale.

However, no official approach has been made to the SFA or the Scottish Premier League on the behalf of players to intervene on the matter of players' wages.

"To date, that has not been the case, so we'll take a wacthing brief on the situation," said Ogilvie.

"We can't act on anything that hasn't officially be brought to our attention.

"It's fair to say that football and businesses in general are going through difficult times just now and you always want players or suppliers' contracts to be met.

"But it's something we can't get involved in - it has to be brought to our attention officially."

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