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Hearts are just 12 points away from clinching the SPFL Championship title – and promotion back to the SPFL Premiership. Rangers 1-1 draw at home to Queen of the South on Tuesday evening – the Ibrox side’s second draw in three days – means Hearts need just four wins from their remaining ten games to secure promotion.

Hearts play Dumbarton at Tynecastle on Saturday followed by a trip to Raith Rovers next Tuesday. A tricky trip to Falkirk is due after that. Should Robbie Neilson’s free-scoring side win all three games, the scene would be set for a title-winning game at home to Queen of the South on 28th March. Victory then would seal the league and return Hearts to the top flight of Scottish football after a year’s absence.

With some bookmakers offering odds of 1/500 for Hearts to win the Championship it certainly seems a matter of when – not if – the title will be heading to Gorgie.