Ex-Hibs favourite Efe Ambrose primed for a Premiership return - Anthony Stokes offered Iran move

Ex-Easter Road duo on the move with Ambrose already holding talks with Premiership rivals

Friday, 3rd January 2020, 1:13 pm
Updated Friday, 3rd January 2020, 1:13 pm

Former Hibs ace Efe Ambrose could be set for a return to the Ladbrokes Premiership.

Livingston are reported to have already held talks with the Nigerian centre-back.

Ambrose has been without a team since leaving Derby County in the summer. He has been linked with a return to Easter Road as well as with St Johnstone.

Sign up to our Hibs football newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Efe Ambrose could be set for a return to the Scottish Premiership. Picture: SNS

According to the Daily Record, Livi have jumped to the front of the queue with Gary Holt keen on the 31-year-old. It would be a move which would see Ambrose link up with another Hibs fans' favourite Marvin Bartley.

The former Celtic defender, who has 51 Nigeria caps, left Hibs 12 months ago when he triggered a clause to allow him to make the move to England. However, he didn't feature for Derby then managed by Frank Lampard.

Another ex-Hibs star who could be on the move is 31-year-old Anthony Stokes.

The striker has been offered a return to Iran by Esteghlal having departed Turkish second tier side Adana Demirspor after a short spell.

Stokes, who had three stints at Easter Road, has a good reputation in Iran following a productive season with Tractor in the Persian Gulf Pro League, netting 11 in 23.