Hibernian striker Jamie Gullan has disclosed that a lack of game time is the main reason he left Easter Road in the January window to join Raith Rovers.

Gullan has been unable to dislodge the likes of Kevin Nisbet or Christian Doidge in the Easter Road side’s starting line-up, so he decided to make the return to Raith, where he has been on loan before.

Game time would be limited

The player disclosed that he knew his chances of game time this season at Hibernian would be limited after Kevin Nisbet didn’t leave during the January window.

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Jamie Gullan scores for Hibernian (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“It’s obviously not good when you’re sitting watching the games all the time. You feel you can contribute, but ultimately we’ve got a good squad at Hibs” he said (Edinburgh Evening News).

“It’s not easy when strikers are banging them in. The boys are in a good run of form now, so it’s always tough to break into that team. With Nizzy staying, we have numbers up front, so I knew the game-time was going to be limited. There’s a lot of competition for places, so it’s good to get out.

“Try and get in the team”

“Hopefully I’ll get a good loan spell here under my belt again, and I’ll go back in the summer to try and get in the team” Gullan concluded.

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Jamie Gullan celebrates a Hibernian goal (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Gullan his made Raith debut in the midweek 4-1 defeat to Dunfermline, coming on as a substitute at half-time. He will be hoping to make a first start of this spell at Raith on Saturday, when they take on Morton, looking to get back to winning ways.

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