Colin Calderwood to let Lee Currie go from Hibs

Hibs manager Colin Calderwood has taken the first step towards revamping the squad he inherited at Easter Road by telling youngster Lee Currie he will not be offered a new deal.

The 20-year-old was handed a six-month extension to his contract by former manager John Hughes in the summer.

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However, despite being named as a substitute on a handful of occasions, the midfielder - one of seven to graduate to the first-team from the double-winning under-19 side of two seasons ago - will be leaving at the end of the month without having played a competitive game.

The left-sided player grew up a Hibs supporter and has been with club for a decade, but was last night facing up to the pain of seeing his dreams of a top-team future at Easter Road ended.

He said: "I'm absolutely gutted. I'm a Hibs fan and a local boy and that makes it even worse. I've been there for so long now and it has just come to an end."