HEARTS are running out of time to have their new Tynecastle main stand ready for Sunday’s Ladbrokes Premiership match with Partick Thistle

City of Edinburgh Council officials will this morning hold a third inspection, but time is clearly against the club,

Hearts did not receive a safety certificate for the new £14 million structure after an council visit on Monday during which an SPFL representative was present. This threw up several minor issues which must be rectified.

A second inspection took place on Wednesday and construction staff have undertaken nightshifts this week in a bid to make the .

Owner Ann Budge visited the main stand yesterday to judge the progress. But Sunday’s match remains in jeopardy.

Even if the new structure is issued with the requisite paperwork to host the fixture, it is understood there will be no-go areas around Tynecastle, while facilities within the stand such as food kiosks and hospitality suites will not be representative of the completed project.

The council have indicated willingness to make safety officers available on Saturday and Sunday to give workers as much time as possible fulfil their checklist.