Hearts manager Craig Levein has confirmed that Peter Haring’s injury will force him into the transfer market as he looks for a new midfielder.

The midfielder has been forced to sit out pre-season so far with a pelvic injury and Levein admitted that he’ll look at adding a new face to his squad as Haring prepares to go see a second specialist.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 25: Craig Levein the head coach / manager of Hearts during the William Hill Scottish Cup final between Heart of Midlothian and Celtic at Hampden Park on May 25, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Ahead of his side facing Cowdenbeath tomorrow in the League Cup, Levein revealed that he would take a “little bit of time” to make sure he gets the right man.

“We’ve had one opinion and we’re waiting on a second one but we’re pretty sure we know what the problem is,” Levein told Not The Old Firm.

“We will bring in another midfield player. It’s not that vital that I need to do it before tomorrow night.

 

I’m going to take a little bit of time and make sure we get the right person in.”

After picking up a bonus point win over Dundee United on penalties on Friday night, Levein returns to his old club tomorrow looking to climb to the top of the group.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 25: Craig Levein the head coach / manager of Hearts during the William Hill Scottish Cup final between Heart of Midlothian and Celtic at Hampden Park on May 25, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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After Cowden’s win over East Fife at the weekend, three points at Central Park will be enough for Hearts to top the group.

Teenage Aaron Hickey is likely to deputise for Haring in the meantime and will surely be hoping he can convince the manager he doesn’t need to bring in a new face.

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