Hibernian are reportedly keen to bring former Motherwell right-back Chris Cadden back to Scotland. The Daily Record reports that the Easter Road side are considering making a move for the 24-year-old, who currently plays for MLS side Columbus Crew.

However, the report goes on to state that Hibernian could have competition from English side Oxford United, and that it is not confirmed if the move would be a loan or a permanent one.

Left Fir Park after six years

Cadden left Motherwell in 2019 after spending six years at the club. He moved to the aforementioned on-loan as part of his move to the MLS, but this season he has struggled to get in the Columbus Crew side. The 24-year-old has played only 10 times for them. Still, he was part of the squad which won the MLS Cup.

Chris Cadden in action during his loan spell at Oxford United (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

Should Cadden move to Easter Road in the January transfer window, then he would be providing competition for current right-back Paul McGinn. McGinn has been a mainstay in Jack Ross’ side this season, but his contract expires at the end of the season.

Could be useful addition to squad

The other right-back at Hibernian, club captain David Gray, has rarely featured this season. Only time will tell if Hibernian do make a move for the right-back in the next few weeks.

Chris Cadden spent six years at Motherwell (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

There’s no doubt that the Hibernian boss will be keen to add to his squad once the January window opens. The club is pushing for third place in the Premiership, and a Betfred Cup to win after all. Cadden could be a useful addition to the squad should Ross decide to swoop for the player.

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