Hearts' Malaury Martin and Aidan Keena sign for Dunfermline

Hearts duo Malaury Martin and Aidan Keena have joined Championship outfit Dunfermline on season-long loan deals.

Malaury Martin hasn't played for Hearts since August 2017
Malaury Martin hasn't played for Hearts since August 2017

French midfielder Martin, 30, was signed on a three-and-a-half year deal in January 2017 by former head coach Ian Cathro. He made 21 appearances, scoring two goals. His last outing in a Hearts shirt came against Kilmarnock at Rugby Park in August 2017.

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Current boss Craig Levein admitted to the Evening News in March this year that Martin wouldn’t feature in his plans, saying: “Basically, he’s the type of player Ian (Cathro) wanted his team to play with but he’s not the type of player I want my team to play with. He just doesn’t fit in with what I want to do.”

Striker Keena, 19, who joined Hearts in August 2017 from St Patrick’s Athletic and has made two first-team appearances, enjoyed a successful loan spell at Queen’s Park last season. He is currently recovering from a hernia operation and will head to East End Park once fit.

Aidan Keena is currently recovering from a hernia operation