Hibs’ emerging defensive talent Ryan Porteous could gain experience in the Ladbroeks Championship next season, with Dumbarton keen to discuss a loan deal for the 18-year-old.
Porteous is seen as a future first-team player at Easter Road and, after spending last season with League Two side Edinburgh City where he played 24 times, Hibs are keen for the centre back to gain experience at a higher level.
The Sons took Sam Stanton on loan from the Capital club last season and manager Stevie Aitken is interested in doing similar with Porteous. He explained: “I have heard good reports about Ryan and have expressed an interest. Sam did really well here and hopefully Hibs will see Dumbarton as a good place to send players out to.”