Hibs boss Jack Ross has say on French trialist and possible signings

Reginald Mbu Alidor has been on trial at the club recently

Saturday, 7th December 2019, 5:45 pm
Updated Saturday, 7th December 2019, 6:04 pm
Jack Ross had his say on the French trialist at the club. Picture: SNS

Jack Ross provided an update on trialist Reginald Mbu Alidor after watching his side ease to a 3-0 win over Aberdeen at Easter Road.

The 26-year-old French midfielder has spent the last week with the club. He had played against Celtic earlier this season in the Champions League qualifiers for Estonian side Nomme Kalju.

His contract with the club is set to end at the end of the month.

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He isn’t, however, likely to sign.

“Not as things stand,” Ross said. “I think it was something that was arranged prior to me coming as well. I was happy to honour that in terms of him coming in. It’s maybe not the exact what we are looking for at the moment

“I said earlier, I’ve got a good group here. I like them, I’m pleased with. I’m not in a desperate rush to do a huge amount to it. We’ve got a decent number inf the squad as well.

“Nothing moving forward with that.”

Ross was asked if a defensive midfielder was on his wishlist after mentioning that the role isn’t Melker Hallberg’ strongest.

“Possibly, but he’s got the capabilities of playing there," he said. “He’s still a young man as well. Another one I’ve been really impressed with, didn’t know a lot about him, he’s a good player. He’s also intelligent and wants to learn the position.

“I spoke with him individually yesterday and showed him some things. He took them on board today and he did the job really well.

“At the moment he is doing that role and I’ve been pleased with him in it, it’s just the depth within that position as well which we don’t really have any other of those types within the squad.”