Raith Rovers boss John McGlynn rues Jamie Gullan's return to Hibs after successful loan

Jack Ross wants to take a closer look at the young forward

Thursday, 2nd January 2020, 12:47 pm
Updated Thursday, 2nd January 2020, 12:50 pm
Jamie Gullan is set to return to Hibs. Picture: SNS

Hibs boss Jack Ross is keen to take a closer look at Jamie Gullan over the winter break with the forward set to return from his loan spell with Raith Rovers.

The 20-year-old has been in sparkling form for the Kirkcaldy side since he joined for a second loan spell in the summer.

He hit a double at the weekend in a crucial 5-3 derby victory over East Fife, sending the Rovers top of Labrokes League One.

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The brace took Gullan onto ten goals in 16 appearances for the team, making him the club's top goalscorer.

Saturday's home clash with Peterhead will be his last match before his loan deal expires and he returns to Easter Road.

Raith Rovers manager John McGlynn is keen for the player to re-join but notes it is down to Hibs boss Ross.

“We’re very keen to keep him,” McGlynn told Fife Today. “He’s now our top goalscorer and if we lose him that would be a blow at this stage of the season.

“He loves being here, which is a bonus from our point of view, but Hibs are taking him back with a view to being around their first team.

“It will probably come down to what Hibs can do in the window, and whether they feel they can allow Jamie to come back here.

“We’ll just have to let that one take its time, but the good thing is the loan deal is working for all parties.

“Jamie is playing regularly and scoring goals, which is a benefit for us and for Hibs because he’s developing.”