Hibernian boss Paul Heckingbottom may have claimed back in July that the Easter Road side had finished their business for the summer.

However, that might change between now and the closing of the window on Monday at midnight. The injury suffered by David Gray has lead Heckingbottom to reconsider his earlier views.

“We need to be looking”

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“We need to be looking, whether that is before Monday or the best free agents after the window” he said, as reported by the Evening News.

Heckingbottom also seemed to indicate that players could depart from Easter Road before the window closes.

“I could sit here and say nothing’s going to happen but if someone suddenly wants one of our lads, we have to go as if we’re going to the wire and prepare for ‘what ifs’ in every position.”

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Numbers must improve in defence

The one area of the side that Heckingbottom will be looking to improve on is defence. With David Gray out until at least November, Hibs are going to be down in numbers for a while.

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As the manager says though, even if no one signs before the window shuts, a player could still arrive. There will no doubt be free agent players who are offered to Hibs.

However, will they be good enough to replace the likes of Gray in the Hibernian side? That remains to be seen. It would not be a surprise though to see at least one player sign for Hibs before the transfer deadline ends.

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