Northern Ireland under-21 defender Johnny Taylor has been left in limbo by Hearts after being informed that he was being offered a new contract.
The east-Belfast man is continuing to be paid by the Edinburgh club, but has yet to be told when to report back for training - even though the season has started.
Taylor scored for Northern Ireland in the final of the Milk Cup Elite tournament earlier this month and last week he notched the winner in the under-21 side's win over Finland at the Ballymena Showgrounds - his last two competitive appearances.
"I really don't know what is happening with Hearts," said Taylor, who moved north last summer after leaving Wolves.
"They have said that they are going to give me another year, but nobody has told me when to come over.
"When I left at the end of May I was told that someone would be in contact. It took two months for that to happen.
"The last I heard from them was last Wednesday, the day after the under-21 game. I was told that someone would get back to me on Thursday, but that never happened.
"It's doing my head in because I want to get back playing football.
"I have been doing my own training and over the last couple of weeks I have been training with Glentoran too as well as playing in the Milk Cup, but it's not the same."
Taylor can move as a free agent as he is out of contract, but Hearts could claim a year's development money if he does sign for another club, which make the situation even more uncertain.