Hibs boss Alan Stubbs is set to make former Motherwell defender Paul Quinn his tenth signing.
The 29-year-old has been training with the Easter Road squad and talks are already under way regarding a contract until the end of the season which, it is understood, could be agreed before Saturday’s match against Dumbarton. Quinn has been looking for a club since leaving Doncaster Rovers at the beginning of the season and the ex-Well captain would provide competition for right back David Gray.
Hibs’ lack of cover for that particular position was exposed during the 1-1 draw with Raith Rovers last weekend when, with Gray sidelined by a hamstring injury, Stubbs was forced to play the left-footed Lewis Stevenson on the right flank. Quinn played 180 games for Motherwell before leaving Fir Park to join Cardiff City in a £300,000 deal in 2009, spending three years in South Wales and then joining Doncaster in 2012.
Meanwhile, Hibs fans have shown overwhelming backing for supporters joining the Easter Road club’s board. Almost 85 per cent of the 3681 who completed a questionnaire commissioned by chief executive Leeann Dempster gave such a move the thumbs up.
The survey, which followed a series of meetings last month, between Dempster, various board members and supporters, covered issues including representation, ownership and communications as well as other topics raised by supporters ranging from ticket prices shop merchandise and strip design to match-day catering, tannoy announcements and smoking in the toilets.
Expressing her “delight” with the level of response and the insight gained, Dempster said the survey results allowed the board to make some “initial and direct” changes.
These centred specifically around the areas of democratically-elected supporter board members, changing and improving the way the club communicates and the development of a membership scheme.
Dempster insisted changes at the club won’t be limited merely to these three areas as supporters had made it clear through the survey what they want.