Hibs: Jack Ross hails Ron Gordon for willingness to take 'calculated gambles' in transfer market

Hibs boss believes club has been ‘clever’ in transfer market amid financial uncertainty

By Peter Wales
Thursday, 1st October 2020, 6:14 pm
'Calculated gambles': Hibs owner Ron Gordon
'Calculated gambles': Hibs owner Ron Gordon

Jack Ross has praised Hibs owner Ron Gordon for being willing to take "calculated gambles" as they continue to look for transfer openings.

The Easter Road side paid Dunfermline Athletic for striker Kevin Nisbet in the summer despite cutting jobs elsewhere and are willing to pay another transfer fee amid increasing financial uncertainty in Scottish football.

St Mirren issued a statement claiming they had rejected a “substantial offer” from the Capital club for Kyle Magennis earlier this week.

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Speaking ahead of Hibs’ Scottish Premiership match against Hamilton Accies on Friday night Ross said: "We have reduced the numbers in the squad and that has enabled us to bring in quality.

"It's all relative. Loads of other teams sign players and there are teams that have signed a lot more players than us.

"It depends how you add up the total cost of that. If you look at it as a total wage spend as opposed to a fee there might not often be much between it.

"We have had to be clever in what we have done.

"I am pleased we have been able to go and speculate a bit and that's where the chairman has been very good.

"He recognises the importance of taking some calculated risks in how we move the club forward and how we try and create resale value in the future because the club has done successfully in recent times with John McGinn."

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