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Hearts add to Lithuanian legion

Scotland's Heart of Midlothian FC have added to their roster of Lithuanians by signing Eduardas Kurskis and Polish striker Arkadiusz Klimek from FBK Kaunus.

Scottish side Heart of Midlothian FC have added to their considerable roster of Lithuanian players after signing goalkeeper Eduardas Kurskis from FBK Kaunas.

Klimek move
Kurskis joins on loan until the end of the season, making the move from the Lithuanian capital to Edinburgh along with 31-year-old Polish striker Arkadiusz Klimek, who has moved to Tynecastle in a similar deal. It is expected that Kurskis, who conceded only 12 goals in 19 A Lyga appearances in 2006, will serve as a replacement for Craig Gordon, who is expected to leave the club.

Lithuanian link
The 30-year-old will join compatriots Edgaras Jankauskas, Deividas Česnauskis, Saulius Mikoliunas, Andrius Velicka, Nerijus Barasa and Marius Žaliukas at Hearts, who are owned by Kaunus benefactor Vladimir Romanov. The 23-year-old defender Mindaugas Bagužis could yet add to the Lithuanian flavour at the club as he is currently on trial at Tynecastle. Hearts are currently fourth in the Scottish Premier League but only two points off the second UEFA Champions League place.