Goalkeeper Brown to be offered new Hibs contract

Hibernian goalkeeper Mark Brown is set to be offered a new contract in the next 48 hours.

The Edinburgh club have been in negotiations with the 31-year-old’s agent and talks are expected to come to a head tomorrow, with all parties hopeful Brown will pen a deal to extend his two-year spell at the Hibees.

The former Rangers, Motherwell, Inverness, Celtic and Kilmarnock stopper is out of contract this summer and free to talk to other clubs if the expected offer is not forthcoming, or deemed unacceptable.

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Brown only featured 13 times for Hibs last season, but concluded the campaign as the club’s No 1 following a thigh injury to Graham Stack.

Stack has since been released by manager Pat Fenlon, and the Easter Road manager is keen to retain Brown as first-choice.

Meanwhile Ross County manager Derek Adams has confirmed the Highland club’s bid to re-sign Martin Scott from Hibs has “stalled”. The Victoria Park side have been looking to sort out a loan deal for the combative midfielder ahead of the coming SPL campaign.

Adams still hopes Scott will become the club’s third signing of the summer, following Ross Tokely and Gary Glen.

Adams said: “We are in contact with Hibs but things have stalled. We have been able to speak to the player as the club gave us permission and that will continue. The deal is not dead at this stage and, hopefully, we can come to an agreement.

“Martin is someone who has done very well for us in the past.”

If the loan is sealed it would mean a second spell in Dingwall for the 26-year-old.

He appeared in over 150 games for County between 2006 and 2011, playing a pivotal role in the club’s run to the Scottish Cup final in 2010.

Scott joined Hibs on a three-and-a-half deal in last summer but has fallen out of favour with current Easter Road manager Fenlon and last featured for the Edinburgh club in a 4-3 defeat to Motherwell in February.