With Christian Doidge seemingly Paul Heckingbottom’s first choice striker at Hibs, it has left Florian Kamberi eager for action.
The Swiss talisman has been reduced to cameo appearances in recent weeks, with his boss opting for summer signing Doidge instead of him.
With a Euro 2020 campaign with potentially Albania, Kosovo or Switzerland on the horizon, Kamberi has said he may need to leave Easter Road if he doesn’t get minutes.
He told the Daily Mail (19/10/19, page 114): “I have the possibility to play for three nations and any of these nations would be a privilege for me, especially if it was at a tournament like the Euros or the World Cup.
“But to achieve that you need to have regular game time at your club. If I don’t have this, I would have to consider moving on.”
Hibs boss Heckingbottom challenges Kamberi
His manager has responded to the comments in the wake of Hibs’ 1-1 draw with Hamilton, another game where Kamberi was left on the bench.
He was brought on in the dying embers of the game as the Hibees looked to salvage three points. The striker forced Owain Fon Williams into a smart save but there wasn’t much he could do in the final moments of the match.
Heckingbottom understands that his striker wants to play every week but he firmly believes that Kamberi wants to be at Hibs.
The 42-year-old said: “Every single player at every single club wants to start. Any footballer who doesn’t think like that are going to end up at the lowest level possible where they play every week.
“You’ve got to have some drive and ambition but he is fighting tooth and nail to get in the team. He wants to be here, he wants to be playing for us and he wants to be in our team.
“That’s all that matters.”