Hibs drop their interest in defender Filip Modelski

Hibs manager Neil Lennon will pursue other defensive options after this weekend's match
Hibs manager Neil Lennon will pursue other defensive options after this weekend's match
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Hibs are looking elsewhere for a new right-back after dropping their interest in trialist Filip Modelski.

Neil Lennon is keen to recruit a back-up for captain David Gray, and the 23-year-old Pole, who trained with the club last week, was deemed a strong candidate by the manager. However, after playing in Tuesday’s development league match against Motherwell, Modelski will not be landing a deal.

“No, we’re not taking that option on,” said Lennon. “We have had a good look at him and he’s not for us. We have other options but that’ll be put to the back burner until after the weekend.”

Hibs travel to Dumbarton tomorrow aiming to cement their place at the top of the Championship with a fifth consecutive league win. They make the journey along the M8 with only Danny Handling and Liam Fontaine sidelined by injury. Lennon’s team will be similar to the one that thrashed Morton 4-0 a fortnight ago after resting several of his main men for Sunday’s Irn-Bru Cup win at Turriff United. “We’ve not got any new injuries,” said the manager. “It’ll be more or less the same group of players we had for Morton, with Dylan McGeouch added in.”