Hibs: Jack Ross has say on Fraser Murray to Dundee and gives update on Mihkel Ainsalu

Midfielder has been linked with Championship loan switch

Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 5:54 am
Jack Ross is an admirer of Fraser Murray but knows the midfielder needs games

Jack Ross has revealed a loan deal taking Fraser Murray to Championship side Dundee is "more than likely to happen" but he will still name the 20-year-old midfielder in tonight's squad to face Dundee United in the Scottish Cup fourth-round replay.

The Hibs head coach admitted that it might be a "fluid week" in terms of incomings and outgoings at Easter Road, with St Mirren defender Paul McGinn likely to be one of the arrivals.

Ross said: "Hopefully [we can bring in] Paul and at least one other, maybe more depending on what happens with us and if we lose any.

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“Dundee are keen to have Fraser Murray. I’ve spoken about him being a player I really like, but he also needs to be playing regularly and there’s that potential opportunity for him.

“I would suggest it is more than likely to happen but at the moment we need to get a couple of bodies in to allow it to happen. He was on the bench on Saturday and he will be involved again tonight because we are pretty stretched at the moment.”

Ross has made no secret of the fact that he’d like to bring in another striker with Oli Shaw having been sold to Ross County but there won't be a move for Estonian midfielder Mihkel Ainsalu who had been on trial in Edinburgh.

Ross said: “He has returned [to Tallinn], there’s no further developments on that.”