PARTICK Thistle are furious at being left in the dark regarding whether their Ladbrokes Premiership match with Hearts on Sunday will go ahead as planned.

As things stood late last night, the Firhill club had been given no real clear indication about if Tynecastle will be ready in time for the fixture to take place and the fear within Firhill was that the match would have to be re-arranged.

Hearts’ new £14 million main stand has yet to receive a safety certificate but it is feared that procedure will take longer than usual because the council would want to avoid any perception, wrongly or otherwise, that a safety certificate was rushed through so the match could take place.

The Edinburgh club were last night still advertising tickets on their website; however, time now does seem to be against them.

Hearts insiders hope they have until Friday before they would have to send a request to the SPFL to postpone the fixture. But Thistle believe a decision should be made today; rather than them having to wait 48 hours before the game is supposed to kick-off.

Alan Archibald, the Partick manager, has been left deeply frustrated because he is unsure whether a game will take place, a postponement today would obviously affect his training schedule, and there would be a rush for him to organise a bounce game for his first-team who have been inactive during the international break.

Workers have been ordered to work nightshifts over the coming days in a bid to bring Tynecastle up to scratch in time for Sunday. Council officials plan to visit Tynecastle at the tail end of the week for another inspection.