Burley buoyed by duo
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
George Burley is confident Paul Hartley and Andy Webster will stay at Hearts.George Burley is confident Paul Hartley and Andy Webster will be at Hearts next season.
Among the new Hearts manager's first tasks is to keep the current squad intact, with Hartley and Webster integral members of the team.
Hartley, whose contract expires next summer, has already rejected a one-year extension while he waited for the club to appoint a new boss.
Burley's arrival may persuade Hartley to stay at Tynecastle for the long term, with the boss expecting the midfielder to be around next season.
The Hearts chief also believes that promising defender Webster will be in his plans during his debut campaign in Edinburgh.
"I have spoken to both of the boys and am very encouraged by their response," said Burley.
"They are definitely here for the coming campaign and are very much part of my plans for the club."