Efe Ambrose has recently said that he would be open to a return to Scottish football (Daily Record).

The former Celtic and Hibs man has said he would ‘never say never’ to a return to where he has had two spells as a player.

Ambrose is a Hibs cult hero. (Photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Ambrose has been without a club since leaving Derby County at the end of last season. His short spell with the Rams was a poor one, failing to feature for the first-team after a move from Hibs.

Now some fans of his former club are calling for their team to sign the Nigerian up.

Heckingbottom comments throw cold water on Hibs fans’ Ambrose hopes

When he left Hibs in January, the Nigerian was arguably the club’s best centre-half. Alongside Ryan Porteous, he formed a formidable partnership which was brilliant for Hibs.

Ambrose was great for Hibs. (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images)

Ambrose and Porteous conceded just one goal in four games together during a decent run leading up to Christmas.

Over his 86 appearances in Leith, Ambrose went from a bombscare best known for his erratic Celtic spell to a key member of the Hibees defence. Fans of the club love him and many would be delighted to have him back.

Paul Heckingbottom has pretty much ended this speculation. He told Hibs TV that the only way the Nigerian will return is if he plays for nothing.

Heckingbottom is essentially saying Hibs don’t have the budget for him. His defence has leaked 14 goals in four games though, so perhaps he’ll live to regret not snapping up Ambrose when he does move to another club.

Some want him back. (SVEIN OVE EKORNESVAAG/AFP/Getty Images)

Some Hibs fans certainly seem keen to have him back.

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