Goalkeeper Neil Alexander to leave Hearts

Veteran goalkeeper Neil Alexander has been released by Hearts.

Tuesday, 17th May 2016, 8:10 pm
Updated Tuesday, 17th May 2016, 9:22 pm
Neil Alexander played 72 times for Hearts. Pic: TSPL

The 38-year-old has been the Jambos’ No.1 since he arrived at the club in the summer of 2014, playing a key part in the club’s promotion back to the Premiership.

However, Alexander – who also doubles up as the goalkeeping coach – won’t be at Tynecastle next season after head coach Robbie Neilson decided to pursue other options for Hearts’ No.1 spot.

“Everyone at Hearts would like to thank Neil for all his hard work in helping the club to win the Championship and secure third place and European football this season,” Robbie Neilson told the club’s website.

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“We’ll now look to bring in another goalkeeper as part of our summer recruitment.

“We wish Neil all the best in the future.”

Alexander played 72 times during his spell in Gorgie.