Hibs planning more transfer dealings and it may not stop at one or two, says manager Jack Ross.
The Easter Road club’s interest in former Motherwell defender/midfielder Chris Cadden is ongoing and they remain intent on pushing that deal over the line sooner rather than later, while there are several other players they are keeping tabs on. There is competition for some of those targets but they could move to enlist if the deal is right.
“We are hopeful of at least one or two but it may be that if we do anything more, we would look to trade our way round that,” explained Ross. “That domino effect, if one leaves, we can replace, but equally, we might move one on because by bringing somebody in, that member of the squad's game time will be more limited. It's difficult to say with certainty because the month can unfold in a slightly different way than you had planned, but without anything unexpected, there will certainly be a couple, but potentially a few more depending on how well we can trade our way through the month.”
But he says he has given little thought to losing the players he would rather hold on to, despite speculation linking top scorer Kevin Nisbet to a number of clubs.
“Your focus is always on who we can bring in as opposed to casting an eye towards how you might be weakened in any way. When speculation arises about Kevin or any other players. it's an acute reminder that it might be the case.
“I certainly don't feel from any of my conversations with Ron [Gordon, Hibs chairman] that we desperately need to sell players. It's important that as a club, you always have some sort of plan in place that enables you to look at what is right for the football club in the medium to long term. But we're certainly not in a position where we have to do anything if we don't feel it is right for the football club.”
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