Hearts winger Arvydas Novikovas will not be offered a new deal at Tynecastle

Arvydas Novikovas: Leaving Hearts after five years at Tynecastle

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Hearts have confirmed their out-of-contract winger Arvydas Novikovas is the latest first-team player to depart Tynecastle.

The Lithuanian international arrived in Edinburgh in 2008 from FK Vilnius but was sent out on loan to St Johnstone three years later.

Novikovas returned from his six-month stint at McDiarmid Park and made 37 appearances for the Hearts this season, scoring three goals.

The 22-year-old joins Darren Barr, Danny Grainger, Mehdi Taouil, Gordon Smith, Fraser Mullen and Denis Prychynenko in leaving the club as manager Gary Locke continues his rebuilding plans.