Squad No. 8
Contracted until May 2012
A legend in his own lifetime at Dunfermline. A physical but talented playmaker, Martin Hardie is a combative midfielder with an eye for goal. His eight goal scoring streak in his last eight matches of the 2010-11 season helped propel his side ahead of rivals Raith Rovers at the top of the First Division.
The experienced and much travelled 35 year old has suffered with injuries in recent years, but when fully fit Martin is a player who has the presence and ability to dominate matches.
His story is one of a player who has worked his way up through the leagues. After starting relatively late at the age of 20 with Queens Park and then East Stirlingshire, his performance caught the attention of Partick Thistle. He spent three seasons at Firhill, in which time he scored 29 goals in 104 appearances as the Jags won back-to-back promotions, before moving on to Kilmarnock, Airdrie United and the St Johnstone.
His 2010-11 season began with a spell back at Partick Thistle, bit in February 2011 Pars gaffer Jim McIntyre made the inspired decision to snap up the Alexandria-born midfielder to bolster his side;s title challenge.
As at 31st May 2011: Dunfermline appearances 12 (+2 subs), 8 goals