Hearts in administration: Jamie Hamill agrees to wage cut

Hearts full-back Jamie Hamill

Hearts full-back Jamie Hamill has confirmed he has agreed a wage cut as part of the club's drive to reduce costs after entering administration.

"It has been difficult with the club going into administration," he said.

"But I spoke to the gaffer and my wife about the situation and decided it was best to stay here as I just want to play at Tynecastle.

Keeper Jamie MacDonald, midfielder Ryan Stevenson and defender Kevin McHattie had also agreed to reduced wages.

Hamill missed most of last season as he recovered from a knee injury but returned to first team action in March.

"I have been out injured for so long and missed a couple of cup finals so feel there is unfinished business here for me," he explained.

"I am just looking forward to pushing on now. It is going to be a tough season for us but I'm looking forward to getting back playing again.

"We want to help the gaffer out as it is going to be a very young team so hopefully the experienced guys can help us close that gap with us starting the season at minus 15 points [deducted as a result of the club entering administration].

"We need to stick together and focus on starting the season as well as we can."

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