Hibs’ Leigh Griffiths asks Wolves about future

Leigh Griffiths. Picture: Neil Hanna
Leigh Griffiths. Picture: Neil Hanna
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Hibs striker Leigh Griffiths was heading for Molineux today hoping Wolves will be able to shed some light on his future.

Griffiths had arranged to meet Dean Saunders in the Midlands and although the former Welsh internationalist was sacked as Wolves boss earlier this week following their relegation from the Championship, he will still meet with club officials.

Although Griffiths has spent the past two seasons at Easter Road thanks to a succession of loan deals, Wolves still hold an option on the contract he signed when he moved in a £150,000 deal from Dundee, which could see the 22-year-old playing for them in League One next season.

But while he admitted he’d like to have that issue clarified sooner rather than later, Griffiths today told the Evening News he accepted there may be no news until Saunders’ successor is appointed. With their season now finished, Wolves are hardly likely to be in any rush to make an appointment.

Hibs’ top scorer said: “Obviously I was bitterly disappointed to see Wolves relegated. I’ve been watching from a distance, but with Wolves being my parent club, their’s was the first result I was looking for. Unfortunately, when a team is relegated the manager ends up being sacked – that’s part and parcel of football.

“The fact Dean has gone doesn’t change anything. I’m still going down to speak to them and to se what they have to say. Wolves have that option on my contract, but they are now looking for their fourth manager in 15 months, someone who can hopefully take them in the right direction.

“From my point of view, I might have to wait until the new manager comes in to discover what’s going to happen.” Meanwhile, Kilmarnock have slashed ticket prices for next Wednesday’s rearranged match with Hibs at Rugby Park. Prices will be £10 (adults) and £5 (under 16s). Their will be no advance sale, but Hibs fans should buy tickets from the Kilmarnock ticket office before entering the turnstiles.

• HIBS Under-20 side wrap up their season tonight by facing league and cup double winners Celtic for the second time in three days at Easter Road (kick off 7pm). Goals from Jay Doyle and Ross Caldwell inflicted a first defeat in 18 matches on Celtic on Tuesday night, a result which means the young Hibees can’t finish any lower than fourth in their league. Admission is free.