Andy Irving’s Hearts contract had not been registered accurately when he performed in opposition to Cove RangersHeart of Midlothian have been docked two factors and fined £10,000 by the Scottish Skilled Soccer League after fielding an ineligible participant of their League Cup win over Cove Rangers. Final week’s match at Balmoral Stadium, residence of the Highland League outfit, resulted in a 2-1 Hearts victory. However the contract of Andrew Irving, 19, who got here on within the 65th minute, had not been registered accurately. Of the £10,000 wonderful, £8,000 has been suspended till the tip of subsequent season. The penalty leaves Hearts with three factors from their two group stage fixtures. Tynecastle supervisor Craig Levein mentioned final week the Premiership membership would “settle for and cope with” any sanctions arising from Irving’s non-registration. Hearts failed to succeed in the knockout rounds of final 12 months’s League Cup, spelling the tip for Levein’s predecessor, Ian Cathro. They’re now three factors adrift of Group C leaders Inverness and Cowdenbeath, each of whom they may meet of their two remaining matches. They earned two factors courtesy of Saturday’s penalty shootout win over Raith Rovers. The eight group winners and 4 best-placed runners-up qualify for the final 16, the place they may be a part of Scotland’s European representatives Celtic, Aberdeen, Rangers and Hibernian.
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