Date: 6th February 2007 at 11:16am
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Hearts striker Michal Pospisil has spoken of his concern about the decision to sell Paul Hartley to rivals Celtic.

The Czech striker, who was particularly unlucky not to score at East End Park on Saturday, quite obviously disagreed with Hartley being allowed to leave. He said:

‘I’m disappointed. I don’t like to see good players going out of the club, it makes us weaker.

‘Paul was an excellent play-maker and that is an important position.

‘He was able to decide a game, he was good at set-pieces and could set the tempo. We have lots cover but we don’t have the same type of player here.’

‘Last season he was not only one of the best players at Hearts, he was one of the best in Scotland.

‘We will miss him but we have a big squad and other players must show how good they are.

‘But he had an offer from Celtic and he left.’

I don’t suppose there are too many people who will disagree with Pospisil, but unfortunately the people who count at Hearts i.e. the owners are in that minority who clearly do!