Why did Hart leave

Last updated : 30 July 2004 By Dov
There are heavy hints that defender Michael Hart is leaving Almondvale because of the treatment received from Jim Leishman over the past few seasons.

The Fanzine understands there was an argument between the pair six months ago, and the frustrated Livi defender was banished to the U21s by Leish, who thought he would teach young Hart a lesson.

The Livi boss may be seen as a great poet and a great TV man, but is understood to be the complete opposite when it comes to looking after players.

He should know by now that if you treat your charges with respect, you'll gain it back. So it may be no wonder Hart is looking towards Pittodrie.

But hopefully it's a lesson learned at Almondvale. Hart should have had a new contract earlier, but good luck to him — he deserves it.