Hearts Fight For Survival

Hearts are facing a fight for their very existence after they were served with a winding up order from HMRC.

The club pleaded for the ``emergency backing'' of their supporters after being presented with a winding-up order in the Court of Session over a £450,000 debt.

Hearts, who are challenging a separate £1.75million tax bill, are trying to negotiate a repayment plan with Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs but they made the stark warning that the visit of St Mirren on November 17 could be the club's last game. 

Hearts urged supporters to buy tickets for their next three home matches, against St Mirren, Celtic and Aberdeen, and invest in a recently-launched share issue, which they hope will bring in #1.79million.