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Hibs loan stars gone but not forgotten - rating their Easter Road return chances

How many ‘absent friends’ would you welcome back next season?

Excelling overseas, learning in the lower leagues or simply marking time until they can find a more permanent home for their talents, the posse of 18 – that’s EIGHTEEN – Hibs players out on loan are all experiencing different aspects of life as a temp on a short-term lease. But, to one degree or another, they’re all still part of a wider squad.

Whether any of them will feature in the summer rebuild so desperately needed out at East Mains is, of course, another question. The youngsters currently learning about the need to man up in the senior game, at whatever level, will harbour hopes of making next through their breakthrough season. The former first-teamers sent into exile know that only a change of manager would give them a chance to write another chapter in their personal Hibs story.

With Nick Montgomery’s men not in action this weekend, and the general mood among fans still soured by failure to make the Scottish Premiership top six, it’s worth running a quick assessment of the Hibernian FC footballers currently pulling on a variety of different colours on match day. In a close season likely to be marked by a huge personnel churn, will ANY of them be part of first team plans when season 2024-25 kicks off?

With Nick Montgomery’s men not in action this weekend, and the general mood among fans still soured by failure to make the Scottish Premiership top six, it’s worth running a quick assessment of the Hibernian FC footballers currently pulling on a variety of different colours on match day. In a close season likely to be marked by a huge personnel churn, will ANY of them be part of first team plans when season 2024-25 kicks off?

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