Hearts' Craig Thomson in limbo after return from Kaunas
The defender is believed to be back in Scotland but has not been invited to train with Hearts.
Craig Thomson has returned to Scotland after his loan spell at Kaunas but has not been invited to training at parent club Hearts, STV has learned.
Thomson was at the centre of controversy in June when he was placed on the sex offenders register after pleading guilty to "lewd, libidinous and indecent behaviour".
Hearts initially stood by the player but, after sponsors and fans complained, he was suspended and then loaned out to Lithuanian side Kaunas, who are also owned by Hearts supremo Vladimir Romanov.
That loan spell has ended but Thomson has not been welcomed back by Hearts. Though still a club employee, he has not been invited to train with the first team squad.
Thomson would not, in any event, be eligible to play for Hearts until January as his registration is currently held by Kaunas and cannot be transferred unti lthe transfer window opens.
It is understood that if Thomson wishes to train and maintain his fitness, he will have to do so on his own and not at Hearts’ Riccarton training base.