Hibs cool interest in Sheff Utd's Stefan Scougall

Hibs have cooled their interest in signing Sheffield United midfielder Stefan Scougall.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 1st February 2016, 4:41 pm
Updated Monday, 1st February 2016, 8:12 pm
Sheffield United midfielder Stefan Scougall, right, is open to a move back to Scotland. Pic: Getty
Sheffield United midfielder Stefan Scougall, right, is open to a move back to Scotland. Pic: Getty

Former Livingston starlet Scougall, 23, was wanted by the Hibees, St Johnstone and English clubs Portsmouth and Chesterfield.

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The Scotland Under-21 international is available for loan as he is not in Blades manager Nigel Adkins’ plans, but the Blades are asking for too much money for either a loan or permanent transfer.

Scougall had agreed earlier in the transfer window to move to Doncaster, but the deal fell through after Sheffield United demanded too high a loan fee.

Meanwhile, Hibs have completed the signing of 19-year-old striker Josh Peters from Highland League club Strathspey Thistle. He is expected to join the club’s under-20 squad.