Neil Lennon has praised Brian Graham’s attitude after his latest signing opted to step down to the Championship to join Hibernian.
Lennon was yesterday expected to hold talks with former Motherwell full-back Tom Hateley as he continues to revamp the squad he inherited from predecessor Alan Stubbs in the summer.
Hateley is a free agent after this summer turning down a new deal at Polish side Slask Wroclaw, where he moved in January 2014 following a spell with Tranmere Rovers.
Lennon is known to be keen on cover for skipper David Gray at right-back, whilst the 26-year-old would also offer options in midfield.
Graham, who left Ross County to pen a two-year deal on Saturday morning before making his debut hours later in the 2-0 victory over St Mirren, has been tipped for success by Lennon.
He said: “Very much like Grant [Holt], Brian will bring a physical presence. I think he is very good at attacking crosses, gets across people, and technically he’s OK.
“His work-rate is excellent and his goal-scoring record is very good. And he wanted to come here, so he’s actually made the step down, and that speaks volumes for his attitude.”