Ryan Edwards looks set to leave Hearts in the coming days. The Edinburgh Evening News have reported that he is close to making the switch south to join Burton Albion.

He only began to feature towards the tail end of last term, making five appearances. He scored in the Scottish Cup final, as Edwards went on to show that he is capable of making himself a decent Hearts player.

Edwards is nearing the Hearts exit. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

It looks like he won’t get the opportunity to prove it. He hasn’t featured for the Jambos so far this season and now a move to Burton is nearing according to the report.

Some Hearts fans have reacted to the news.

With Edwards’ exit nearing, Hearts’ midfield is getting weaker

In terms of bodies in the Jambos engine room there’s plenty. As more begin to leave though, the department is getting weaker and weaker.

He impressed towards the end of last term. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Craig Levein only really has young kids like Andy Irving and Harry Cochrane to turn to, whilst Sean Clare has only just transitioned into a central midfielder.

There isn’t enough high quality cover. Hearts are screaming out for a player like Edwards too. They need someone a bit more defensive-minded who’ll put in the hard yards for the Gorgie cause.

Edwards showed that he could make it at Hearts after a poor start to life in Edinburgh last term. It looks as though he won’t get the chance to complete his rebuilding job.

Edwards will always have his final goal. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

With the Australian’s Gorgie exit looming seemingly, Hearts’ midfield is getting weaker. Reinforcements are needed in that area.

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