Witteveen's move hopes take a Wack

Hearts striker David Witteveen returned to Edinburgh last night following a chaotic two-day trial at German third division side Wacker Burghausen.

The 25-year old is unsure whether he impressed in Bavaria as Burghausen sacked their head coach Jurgen Press on Tuesday, just 24 hours after Witteveen's trial began. The new incumbent is the former German internationalist Mario Basler.

"Mario does not know David so that is a problem," said Witteveen's agent, Christoph Wortmann. "The team has matches this weekend so probably next week we will have an answer from the new manager. The old manager was interested in David but now he is gone."

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Witteveen is surplus to requirements at Tynecastle having arrived last summer following a spell in the Austrian amateur leagues.

He made 11 first-team appearances and scored once during the first half of last season but did not feature after Jim Jefferies replaced Csaba Laszlo as manager in January.

He joined Morton on loan for the final three months of the campaign, scoring five times in nine games. His contract with Hearts runs until June 2011.

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