Hibs lining up move for striker Jamie Insall

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Hibs are weighing up whether to hand unheralded English non-league striker Jamie Insall a dream crack at full-time football.

The 23-year-old has been on trial at East Mains for the past week and scored for the Development Team in a friendly against Brentford last Friday.

Insall, whose former clubs include Worcester Raiders, Littleton and Westfields, hit 30 goals for Bromyard Town in the West Midlands Regional First Division – in the seventh tier of England’s non-league pyramid – last season.

As a result, he earned a move up the semi-pro ranks when Stourbridge, of the Evostik North Premier Division, registered him last month.

Hibs head coach Alan Stubbs has been tracking his progress and was keen to take a closer look, so invited him to Edinburgh last week.

The forward, who has scored prolifically at every club he has been at, is viewed by the Easter Road coaching staff as a rough diamond with development potential.

The club are now weighing up whether to hand him a deal although they first must establish his contractual situation with Stourbridge before they can take things any further.

Insall was given a suspended jail term for punching an opponent while playing for Pershore Town in 2011 but has steered clear of trouble since.