Marc McNulty is hoping for a bit more luck at Hibs after finding his minutes restricted at Sunderland.

The striker has returned to Leith on loan for the rest of the season. He had been on loan at the Black Cats but parent club Reading cut it short after a lack of Sunderland minutes.

McNulty has left Sunderland for Hibs.

McNulty has left Sunderland for Hibs. (Photo by Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images)

The Scotland international has opened up on his spell at the Stadium of Light, hoping that more minutes are to come with Hibs.

He told Hibs TV: “It’s one of them, the new manager had come in and I wasn’t really playing under him. It’s hard as a footballer sometimes when you’re at a big club. For me, Sunderland are a massive club with a  good chance of getting promotion.

“Could I have stayed there and come on now and again, getting another promotion on the CV? I thought about that, but when the opportunity to come came up, it was a no-brainer really.”

McNulty joining Ross again after Sunderland spell

Jack Ross has now signed McNulty twice this season. He initially signed him for Sunderland and when the opportunity arose for him to bring the striker with him to Leith, he snatched it.

McNulty is back in Leith. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

Overall at Sunderland McNulty featured 21 times for Sunderland, scoring five times and notching three assists. In his first stint at Hibs, the striker played 17 times, scoring eight times with five assists.

McNulty made his debut from the bench against St Mirren and could feature against Rangers at Ibrox tonight. He is a replacement of sorts for Florian Kamberi, who joined the Gers on loan.

McNulty’s bound to be hoping for loan success similar to his last Leith stint.

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