Hibs set to sign Efe Ambrose from Celtic on loan

Hibs are set to set sign Efe Ambrose from Celtic in a loan deal.

Celtic's Efe Ambrose is expected to join Hibs on loan. Picture: Craig Williamson/SNS

The defender has fallen out of favour at Parkhead and a proposed loan move to Blackburn Rovers collapsed.

He is now expected to undergo a medical at Hibs this evening ahead of signing a deal until the end of the season.

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Hibs are short of options in the centre of defence, with Paul Hanlon and Jordon Forster sidelined by injury and Liam Fontaine picking up a knock against Dunfermline at the weekend.

In addition, Darren McGregor is suspended for Saturday’s Scottish Cup quarter-final against Ayr United.

Ambrose, a Nigerian international who has played in the World Cup finals, has not featured for Celtic since the Champions League qualifying tie against Astana in Kazakhstan in July.