Hibs defender Darren McGregor is happy to have handed the club a boost as he nears a return from injury.

The 34-year-old hasn’t appeared since August 17 when he was subbed during a League Cup match with Morton due to an abdominal problem.

McGregor hasn’t featured since the summer for Hibs following injury. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

McGregor is delighted to be nearing the pitch. He told the Herald (sport, page 6, 07/11/19): “It’s been a frustrating few months but I have to thank the staff at the training centre for all their hard work to help get me back to this point.”

McGregor return gets Hibs’ central defence back to full strength

The game against St Johnstone will likely come too soon for the defender. With an international break to endure though, Hibs’ next game after this period is November 23.

Perhaps this game against Motherwell will be the match McGregor sets his sights on. His return will be a timely boost as it’ll get Hibs’ central defensive options back up to full compliment.

Could bring the Hibees back to full strength in central defence. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

As of recently, Hibs have had to pick between Paul Hanlon, Ryan Porteous and Adam Jackson. One more injury and the Hibees would be left short for cover in that position.

News that McGregor is nearly fit to push for starts will be good news for the capital club.

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