Kane seeks Farmer talks after “Petrie Out” rally

Around 1500 supporters attend the rally

Around 1500 supporters attend the rally

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PAUL KANE wants to hold a meeting with Hibs majority shareholder Sir Tom Farmer after yesterday’s “Petrie Out” rally attracted around 1500 fans to Easter Road.

Ex-Hibees midfielder Kane is leading the campaign to oust club chairman Rod Petrie following the club’s relegation to the Scottish Championship.

Kane, who spoke at the rally along with fellow former players such as Pat Stanton and Michael Weir, will now seek talks with Farmer to try and force Petrie out of the club.

He said: “We didn’t get the answer we wanted when we asked Rod Petrie to do the honourable thing. So we have to go to the owner now and ask the question.

“You’ve seen with the level of support here that they want Petrie out. We won’t stop until that happens.

“On Monday, we will contact Sir Tom for a meeting to ask how we can go about it.”

New Hibs chief executive Leeann Dempster called for unity as the club prepare for life in Scotland’s second tier.

She said: “People are very upset at the moment.

“When they get a chance to vent that anger and get in front of somebody at the club then you tend to get on the end of that and I’m happy to do that.”

And Dempster, who has been meeting supporters in her first week in the post, insists she can bring about the change that is necessary.

“I can’t change the past but I can try to influence the future as much as possible and that’s entirely what I intend to try to do,” she added.

“Rod’s essentially passed on all his executive responsibility to me so I’ll run Hibernian in much the same way that I did at Motherwell with all the full autonomy and the support of the board to make major decisions and be involved, absolutely, at the coal face of the decisions of this football club.

“We have the infrastructure of a Premiership club and the aspirations of a Premiership club so we just need to get on with it and try to make that happen.”