Hibs striker Florian Kamberi to play despite bereavement

Hibernian's Florian Kamberi. Picture: Roddy Scott/SNS
Hibernian's Florian Kamberi. Picture: Roddy Scott/SNS
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Hibs striker Florian Kamberi will put his grief to one side and play in the Premiership game against St Johnstone tonight as it would have been his late grandfather’s wishes.

The 23-year-old, who has scored three times in five starts since joining the Easter Road side in January on loan from Grasshopper Zurich, had considered missing the game and heading to Kosovo to be at the funeral for Nrec who died at the age of 86.

However, he has opted to stay and look to honour his grandfather by scoring at McDiarmid Park.

Kamberi said: “I had looked into returning home but after talking it over it was agreed that my grandfather would have wanted me to stay and play football. I will go out and do that for Hibs and look to score as that would be the perfect way to pay my respects.”