Mullen injury blow for Hearts

Hearts defender Fraser Mullen has been ruled out of action for

the rest of the season with a broken foot.

Mullen suffered the injury during last weekend’s Edinburgh derby

with Hibernian at Easter Road.

It means the 19-year-old will miss this weekend’s Scottish

Communities League Cup final against St Mirren at Hampden park.

Mullen, who made his Hearts debut in the semi-final win over

Invernes, admitted he was devastated to miss Sunday’s showpiece

event.

“Gutted is an understatement,” Mullen told Hearts TV.

“The injury couldn’t have come at a worse time but I’ll have an

operation this week hopefully and then it will be all about getting

back fitter and stronger for next season.”