Hearts will allow goalkeeper Viktor Noring to leave if he can find a new club before Thursday’s transfer deadline. The Swede finds himself third choice at Tynecastle following the arrival of Jon McLaughlin and is keen to move to play regularly.
Noring’s contract expires next summer but Hearts are now willing to let him go. They have no plans to run with three experienced goalkeepers in the first-team squad and Noring is surplus to requirements.
McLaughlin and Jack Hamilton will compete for the No.1 position after the former Burton Albion man signed a one-year deal with Hearts on Friday. Hamilton started in goal against Motherwell on Saturday, with McLaughlin named amongst the substitutes.
“We’ve obviously got three goalkeepers now. I don’t think we’re a club that can really have three keepers. If Viktor can move on, I think he will look to do that and try to get games,” explained Hearts’ interim head coach, Jon Daly.
“His game time has been limited. With another goalkeeper coming in, it just makes the opportunities for him to play even less.”
Malaury Martin was also left out of the squad at Fir Park. The French midfielder, who arrived in January on a three-and-a-half-year contract, has fallen out of favour since the season started.
“Malaury was left out of the squad,” stated Daly. “The players we felt could go and win the game, we put into the squad and on the bench.
“We’ve got a good squad that we have to choose from. Every player at every club before the window is available. Whether Malo moves on or stays, we’ll find out before Thursday.”