Hibs transfer latest: Jack Ross reveals what has to happen for Hibees to make signings

Easter Road side have been linked with a string of players but manager has played down speculation

Wednesday, 8th January 2020, 11:45 am
Jack Ross isn't expecting a lot of transfer activitythis month - but concedes it could change if players leave

Jack Ross isn't expecting to make wholesale changes to his Hibs squad this month, despite revealing the extent of Stevie Mallan’s knee injury might influence any transfer business.

The Easter Road head coach, who is currently leading his side through an intense winter training camp in Spain, admitted he believes that will be limited in his options unless players leave the club.

“I don’t think we’re in a position where we can do a huge amount at the moment,” he said.

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“That might change as the window goes on if we can trim the squad in any way.

“But it’s not like I was told: ‘Here you go, you can go and sign X amount of players with X amount of money.’ That’s never been the case.

“It’s more about getting the best from what I have got at the moment. That’s how I have approached the month to be fair, I haven’t thought about making wholesale changes because I don’t think we’re in a position to do that.”

Ross has also played down speculation linking him with a move for Sunderland goalie Jon McLaughlin and revealed on-loan Preston goalkeeper Chris Maxwell looks to have played his last game for the club as he eyes first-team football.