HEARTS SET TO SIGN MAYBURY
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
A statement on Hearts` official website has announced that the player is expected to finalise terms on Thursday and will sign, subject to a satisfactory medical, the following day.
The Republic of Ireland international has been a fringe player at Elland Road, and it would seem that Whites boss David O`Leary has agreed to allow him to move on.
The 23-year-old has had loan spells at Crewe and Reading after failing to cement a place at Elland Road, but is best known for an incident during a Champions League clash with Serie A titans Lazio.
Three years after his previous first-team appearance, Maybury faced Lazio in the Champions League in March and was the victim of a vicious challenge from current Juventus player Pavel Nedved, a tackle the Czech Republic international was subsequently suspended for.
It would seem that Hearts boss Craig Levein sees Maybury`s experience of working with Premiership-class players as an asset to his side`s SPL campaign.