Hibs striker Marc McNulty has admitted that he could have joined Hearts before signing on loan at Hibs in January – but said that at the time he didn’t fancy a return to Scotland.
Since joining Hibs, Sparky has been in fantastic form and even earned himself a place in the Scotland squad for the Euro 2020 qualifiers.
The striker confessed that he soon changed his mind over a return north but by that time Hearts had “moved on” – opening the door for an Easter Road switch.
“I had a couple of conversations with someone at Hearts and that was at the start of the window,” McNulty told the Lower League Ramblings podcast.
“I’d said that I didn’t really want to come back up to Scotland at the time, which I didn’t – I wanted to stay down the road.
“But things changed and by then Hearts had obviously moved on or whatever. It took me a while to decide on whether to come back up the road because there’s a lot of things that you need to think about.”
McNulty has scored seven times in nine appearances for Hibs since joining the Easter Road side and has had a big hand in their fine form under Paul Heckingbottom.
Had they lost out on the striker to their Edinburgh rivals then there’s a distinct possibility that the Jambos would be higher up the table.