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.
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.
Feel for Ryan Edwards on this one. Treated quite poorly and did not get a chance until the end of last season. His work rate was good and deserved a chance for the upcoming season. Another midfielder gone! https://t.co/EhCbXJv3Xj
— Jason Law (@jase_law) July 22, 2019
Having great difficulty understanding Levein’s signing and transfers policy. Edwards gave us the energy in midfield we were lacking for years.
— Ali Hibberd (@ali_hibberd) July 22, 2019
Guys work ethic is unbelievable, struggling for midfielders as it is, guy doesn’t get a chance for some reason
— Scott (@Scott_Hay_) July 22, 2019
Thought he’d be given a run in the team next season. Bit disappointed he’s leaving.
Good luck Ryan.
— Gillian McC 🏴🇱🇻 (@gillianmcc51) July 22, 2019
That’s a decent move for him tbf considering he’s hardly played for the last 6 months.
— Daniel Barnes (@DanielBarnes18) July 22, 2019
Not the best ability but his work ethic is superb and he certainly didn’t look out of place in the final or at Easter Road, occasions where plenty players have wilted. Centre mid options are unbelievably weak already and if we are relying on kids and Clare in CM, we’ll struggle
— Graeme (@thethommonator) July 22, 2019
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.
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.
With the Australian’s Gorgie exit looming seemingly, Hearts’ midfield is getting weaker. Reinforcements are needed in that area.