Hibs coach Grant Murray backs calls for league reconstruction

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The former Hearts player keen to see an expanded Premier League

Hibs first team coach Grant Murray has backed calls for league reconstruction insisting it would bring a ‘freshness’ to Scottish football.

Murray, 44, who also spent six years as a player at Hearts between 1995 and 2001, wants an expanded Premier League, which if agreed for next season would spare the Tynecastle side from relegation if the current campaign cannot be completed on the pitch.

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The former Raith Rovers manager was responding to an online fans Q&A with the Kirkcaldy club.

Murray said: “I do think they should make the Premier League bigger.

“And if that means doing the same with the other leagues, or maybe removing (the) bottom tier to make them all bigger, I think it would bring a freshness to the game.

“But it’s difficult to please everyone.”

Murray, who guided Raith to a Challenge Cup final win over Rangers at Easter Road in 2014, also described ex-Hibee John McGinn as the best player he has coached, while naming Jason Cummings as the ‘maddest’.

“The wrestling video said it all,” he said.

“Not a bad bone in his body though, just everyday there was something else for Jason to get up to.

“Great lad though and was professional when it mattered most in training and games.”