HULL CITY are currently training in Edinburgh despite last night's change of rule by the SFA and SPFL that forced Hearts back into shutdown.

The Joint Response Group agreed that the return to training of all clubs outside the Premiership will be delayed until August 24 at the earliest, pending updated government guidance next Thursday.

Hearts criticised this decision, saying that measures such as testing and bringing players and staff back from furlough ahead of the original agreed date for a return to training would leave them out of pocket if they could not continue.

And the Tynecastle Club will be even more seething this morning as they learn that recently relegated Hull City are using their facilities at the Oriam in Edinburgh.

A tweet from the Tigers this morning said: "Ready for another tough day up in Edinburgh!".

A Hearts statement last night read: "Suffice to say that at a time when every football club in the land is managing its costs as tightly as possible, we have incurred significant ‘unnecessary’ costs.

“We have done nothing wrong and yet, once again, we are being disproportionately disadvantaged by a decision which has been described as ‘the fairest’.

“We should not forget that this situation has come about, not because of Covid-19, but because of behavioural issues, not by our employees but by those of other clubs.

“This delay reflects a lack of confidence that certain clubs will be able to comply and meet the required protocols. How can it possibly be ‘fair’ that we should be penalised?”