Kenny Miller could join Hibs if Leigh Griffiths leaves
Scotland striker Kenny Miller is said to be on Pat Fenlon’s radar as as possible replacement if Hibs can’t keep on-loan striker Leigh Griffiths after January.
• Wolves reportedly want £150,000 for Leigh Griffiths
• Miller rumoured to be interested in return to Hibs
Leigh Griffiths has provided some much-needed firepower for Hibs during his loan spell but Wolves may want the striker back if Hibs can’t meet their £150,000 price tag in January. His departure would leave a blank spot in the Easter Road strike force, but now Miller has been linked to the Edinburgh club where he played earlier in his career.
Miller’s current team, the Vancouver Whitecaps, won’t start training until March, and in the meantime the striker is back in Scotland and said to be looking for a loan deal to help him keep his match fitness.
Fenlon says that while interested in the option, he has yet to talk to Miller or his agent.
Fenlon said: “It’s been mentioned to me in the last few days but it’s not something we’ve actively done anything about. Is he available and does he want to come and play for us?
“You never know. He’s a fantastic player and we look at all options to try and improve the team.”
“We’re actively looking at players in that position as we’ve known for a while that Leigh might not be here after the middle of January. We need to have options in place in case he isn’t. If Kenny’s an option, then great. I don’t know if we could afford him.
“We might have to go down the road of believing in the young lads because Ross Caldwell and Danny Handling are doing well at the moment. The last thing you want to do is stagnate their progress. We have to get the balance right.”
Miller originally played for Hibs 12 years ago, and has since gone on to play for Rangers, Wolves, Celtic, Derby County, Bursaspor and Cardiff City.
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