Paul Heffernan set to leave Hibs

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Out-of-favour striker Paul Heffernan is expected to leave Hibs before the transfer window closes on Monday night.

The 33-year-old is out of contract in the summer but hasn’t featured since coming on as a late substitute in the victory at Raith Rovers before Christmas and is free to leave Easter Road.

His agent is working to fix him up with a new club, with head coach Alan Stubbs admitting that he is likely to move on in the coming days. Asked about possible departures, Stubbs said: “The lads who have not necessarily played any part of the season, I don’t think they’re happy just to sit here. They want to play, which is understandable. I don’t really want to talk about individuals, but Heff’s at a stage where I think it’s quite obvious that he would come into that category.”

Stubbs also confirmed that Callum Booth’s time at Hibs is effectively over after the homegrown full-back joined Partick Thistle on loan until the end of the season earlier this week. The 23-year-old’s contract at Easter Road expires in the summer and Stubbs said: “Callum’s gone on loan and I think that will be it. It’s up to him to try and earn a contract now, at Partick or whatever club is watching. He’s not getting a contract here, that’s him 
finished with the club.”