Martin was signed by Ian Cathro in January 2017. He has made just 21 appearances, scoring 2 goals. He spent the latter half of last season out on loan at Championship side Dunfermline Athletic.
The 30-year-old has taken to Twitter to pen a heartfelt goodbye to Gorgie, insisting ‘its been an honour to wear this maroon shirt’.
Some Jambos fans have wished the midfielder a fond farewell in return.
Thought you deserved more of a chance big man, treated poorly in my opinion #deadballspecialist
— Chaz (@kamachazzi) June 9, 2019
All the best wherever you play
— Derek Lawler (HMFC all day) (@Derek91494189) June 9, 2019
All the best with the next chapter in your career. Make the most of your talent. ⚽️⚽️
— craig stachini (@cstachini) June 9, 2019
All the best 🇱🇻🇱🇻
— Cammy (@cameronblack3) June 9, 2019
Good luck for the future 👍🇱🇻
— Murray Wright (@Muzza1874) June 9, 2019
All the best on your next venture mate. Unlucky and unfortunate things never worked out here. Onwards and upwards pal. 👍🇱🇻HHGH🇱🇻
— Gavin Paterson 🏴🇱🇻🏴 (@gav_paterson) June 9, 2019
Martin’s departure sees another Cathro signing go
Martin was brilliant from set-pieces, but that was about it. He had flashes in maroon where he looked decent, but those were few and far between. Ultimately, he just wasn’t good enough to play for Hearts.
It sees his name added to a list of Cathro signings to have already left the club. There are just two left at the club, those two being Michael Smith and Christophe Berra.
The Wolves coach clearly didn’t have an eye for a player whilst he was Jambos boss. Moha, Cole Stockton and Lennard Sowah are just some of the 16 names Cathro brought to Gorgie in an eight month spell.
It just shows how and why Cathro failed in the Scottish capital. The calibre of player he was bringing to Tynecastle simply wasn’t good enough.
With signings like Craig Wighton and David Vanecek though, it’s hard to say it has got much better in recent times under Craig Levein.
Cathro did pull out the odd gem like Smith, Berra and Kyle Lafferty. Overall though, his recruitment was terrible.
Levein needs to make sure he has a good transfer window this Summer. Failure to do so will be catastrophic for the Jambos this term.