Jack Ross has seemingly dismissed notions that Sunderland pair Dylan McGeouch and Aidan McGeady could join Hibs in January.
The Hibees boss worked with the duo at Sunderland and both face uncertain futures. McGeouch isn’t getting many minutes ahead of his contract expiry in the summer whilst McGeady will almost definitely move on in the winter.
Speaking prior to Hibs’ match with Celtic (Scottish Daily Mail, page 117, 14/12/19), Ross delivered an emphatic answer over whether the Black Cats pair will be Hibs targets this January.
“I have given no real thought to what we will do in January,” he said. “I am just concentrating on the players we have and, to date, that’s worked well.”
Ross is focusing on the here and now instead of Sunderland situation
Ross may well move for targets of his own in January but that doesn’t seem like a priority right now. His comments indicate that McGeady and McGeouch aren’t on his mind at present.
He’ll be well aware of their ability given that he worked with them last year and the early stages of this season. That doesn’t make them Hibees targets though.
Hibs’ squad, largely assembled by Paul Heckingbottom, are thriving under the former Black Cat. They’ve catapulted into the top six and a 3-0 win over Aberdeen was a statement of intent.
It could well be that Ross targets players in January, but for now, that sounds like a conversation for another time.