John Sutton unconcerned despite missed payment from Hearts

By Brian McLauchlinBBC Scotland
John Sutton
Sutton has not scored for Hearts since the middle of August

Hearts' John Sutton says that he is not too concerned that he and some of his team-mates have yet to receive their monthly salary from the club.

Wages were due to be paid on Monday but, for many of the players, the money was not in their bank accounts.

"It's not arrived yet as far as I am aware," 27-year-old striker Sutton told BBC Scotland.

"Hopefully it will get resolved fairly soon and not be as big an issue in the future. It's not a monumental concern."

Similar problems occurred in June of this year and back in season 2007/2008, but Sutton is not concerned.

"Obviously you are not happy if you are not paid but I am sure the situation will be sorted out and the matters will all be about football and there is nothing to worry about in that regard," he said.

Sutton has struggled to gain a place in the Hearts squad since the arrival of new manager Paulo Sergio. He says that he has not considered looking for a move away when the next transfer window opens in January.

"I thought I started the season fairly well and was fitting in and managed to score a couple of goals," he added.

"Since then things have not been as good. Hopefully over the term of my contract I can show that I have been a good acquisition for the club.

"It is not in my mind to look for a move away. I signed here for three years. In football there are lots of ups and downs.

"I feel I am a good player and can contribute here so I don't see any need to look for a move away."