50% Pay Cut Will Help
But just how much it will help in the grand scheme of things for Hearts
Defender Jamie Hamill has become the third Hearts player willing to take a cut in pay to help the club as they struggle to find finance to continue to meet their SPL commitments. The full-back has agreed to take a 50 per cent wage cut as he followed Jamie Macdonald and Ryan Stevenson in agreeing to a reduced pay deals. Scotland Under-21 defender Kevin McHattie, McHattie, is also close to agreeing a similar arrangement.Hamill said: "It has been difficult with the club going into administration 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. I have been out injured for so long and missed a couple of cup finals so feel there is unfinished business here for me. 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. We need to stick together and focus on starting the season as well as we can. The fans have been magnificent in buying as many season tickets as they have. Hopefully they can keep up the good work to reach the target set by the administrators."
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