HEARTS boss Craig Levein has revealed some of his players were involved in a furious dressing room bust-up after their goalless draw with Livingston at Tynecastle on Saturday.

The Edinburgh side dropped their first points of the season when they could not fashion a breakthrough against the Premiership new boys.

Levein said: “I opened the door to the changing room and there was a little bit of an altercation going on – so I just shut it and left them to it!

“It was down to frustration from the players. They put a lot of effort in and that is one thing I can’t be critical of, the amount of effort we have put into every single match this season.

“We are working harder than we did last season. We are fitter than we were and we have benefited from that in the matches we’ve played up to now.

“Livingston was the first game where there was  real frustration.”

Hearts are at home to Motherwell in the Betfred League Cup quarter-final tonight and are in Edinburgh again on Saturday when St Johnstone are the visitors.


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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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