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Last Updated: Thursday, 20 January, 2005, 14:24 GMT
Lithuanian pair snub Hearts move
Vladimir Romanov is bankrolling the project
Vladimir Romanov was behind the Hearts training camp
Two of the four Lithuanian players who had agreed a short-term move to Hearts will not be coming to Tynecastle.

Andrius Gedgaudas and Gediminas Vicius were expected to agree terms until the end of the season after impressing during a week-long trial camp.

But youngsters Saulius Mikoliunas and Marius Kizys have arrived.

"They have looked very accomplished," manager John Robertson told the Evening News." Unfortunately the two other players will not be coming."

Around 20 eastern European players arrived in Scotland a fortnight ago in a bid to win a move to the Edinburgh club.

The project was organised and funded by Vladimir Romanov, who is currently attempting to become the major shareholder at Hearts.

"The two guys who arrived this week have got right into things and have settled into the dressing-room quickly, which has been good," added Robertson.

"Their attitude has been tremendous and they know they will be having double sessions for the next ten days to build up their fitness.

"Marius is a central midfielder with two good feet and is a great passer of the ball and likes to create. Saulius is wide right, is very quick and loves to have a pop at goal."






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