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Former Ireland international among 11 players released by Hearts

Colin Doyle is set to depart Tynecastle.

Colin Doyle has four Ireland caps.
Colin Doyle has four Ireland caps.
Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

NEWLY-PROMOTED Hearts have confirmed 11 players will leave Tynecastle when their current deals expire over the next 10 days.

They include 35-year-old Cork-born goalkeeper Colin Doyle, who has four Ireland caps, making his international debut in 2007, and who has been on loan at Kilmarnock this season.

The contracts of Aidy White, Christophe Berra, Zdenek Zlamal, Harry Cochrane, Elliott Frear, Sean Ward and Leeroy Makovora all end on Monday.

Doyle, Olly Lee, Lewis Moore and Craig Wighton will move on from the Gorgie club – who will return to the Premiership next season as Championship winners – after their deals end on 9 June, while Gervane Kastaneer will return to parent club Coventry following his loan spell.

Andy Irving’s contract expires on Monday but, under Fifa rules in relation to training compensation, a player has until 14 June to accept the contract offer made to him.

A statement on the club’s website read: “The club would like to thank each player leaving Hearts for their efforts every time they pulled on a maroon shirt and  we wish them all the best in the future.”

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