Ex-Celtic and Hibs hero Efe Ambrose has opened up the door to a potential SPFL return.

The defender is still without a club following his release from Derby County. He joined the Rams in January on a short-term deal, but it was a disastrous move, featuring zero times for the senior side.

Ambrose seemingly wants a Scotland return. (Photo by Nick Taylor/Liverpool FC/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Now the defender has said that he would ‘never say never’ to a return to Scotland. He has had a couple of spells here with both Celtic and the Hibees.

He told the Daily Record: “I would never say never about the possibility of coming back to Scottish football. It is a great place to play football and I feel the Scottish league is growing and getting better.

“I have had some great times in Scotland. My times there, with Celtic and Hibs, were amongst the best of my career and if there was interest there then it is something I would definitely consider.”

SPFL clubs should contact Ambrose

The four-time Premiership winner is someone SPFL clubs should be desperate to get their hands on. It seems as well that money might not be a big factor for the Nigerian.

Family before money it seems for Ambrose (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

He goes on to tell the Record that he turned down a big money move to Turkey. Ambrose wants to prioritise what is right for his family instead, which should rule out some financial issues.

Ambrose won’t be asking for buttons right enough, but there are some clubs who could be doing with him.

Aberdeen have had issues with injuries at centre-back this year, with Scott McKenna, Ash Taylor and Mikey Devlin all suffering a knock at one stage already this term. Ambrose would be welcome cover at Pittodrie.

Suitable cover. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

His former club Hibs have also looked ropey at the back in recent weeks, conceding 14 in four games. With their backline struggling with injury too, Ambrose wouldn’t be the worst option to tighten things up at Easter Road.

One thing that is certain though is Ambrose seems keen to return. That should be enough for some SPFL clubs to reach out to the Nigerian in an attempt to sign him for their club.

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