Jack Ross still keen on additions to Hibs squad as he hints at further departures

Easter Road boss still keen to add to squad

By Patrick McPartlin
Wednesday, 16th September 2020, 3:45 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th September 2020, 3:57 pm
Jack Ross is still hopeful of adding to his squad before the transfer window closes
Jack Ross is still hopeful of adding to his squad before the transfer window closes

Hibs head coach Jack Ross has hinted that there will be further departures from Easter Road, paving the way for new additions to his squad.

The Capital club has brought in striker Kevin Nisbet, midfielder Alex Gogic, wingers Jamie Murphy and Drey Wright, and goalkeeper Dillon Barnes and allowed Daryl Horgan, Florian Kamberi, and Adam Jackson to complete permanent moves to Wycombe Wanderers, St Gallen, and Lincoln City respectively. Furthermore, Kevin Dabrowski, Innes Murray, and Dino Leddie have gone out on loan but Ross is of the opinion that his playing pool can be strengthened further.

Speaking to Sky Sports ahead of his side’s Scottish Premiership clash against Rangers, Ross said: “The message I've given to senior management consistently through this period has been that we have been doing well, results have been good, and we're in a good position.

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"It's recognising that now is the time to strengthen and improve the quality within the squad."

Hibs have enjoyed a fine start to the 2020/21 campaign with five wins and a draw from their opening seven matches, and are yet to concede a goal from open play.

While Ross admits his squad is almost where he wants it to be, he remains hopeful of further incomings, which could be offset by players leaving either permanently or on loan.

Ross continued: "I would anticipate that we'll have one or two more movements out the way in terms of players, even on loan.

“That hopefully allows us to strengthen the quality we have. We're not far away, but I think we could do with one or two additions."