FORMER Hibs defender Efe Ambrose is poised to sign a deal with Frank Lampard’s Championship outfit Derby County.

The Nigerian international is a free agent following his decision to invoke a clause in his contract with the Easter Road side to allow him to leave the club last month.

Ambrose, 30, has been linked with a number of clubs in England as well as a move to Turkey.

Neil Lennon, who parted company with the Edinburgh outfit last week, was keen to keep his ex-Celtic player at the club.

However, Ambrose had made up his mind to quit and will now spend a few days training at Derby in an effort to win a deal.

FAREWELL, HIBS…Efe Ambrose in one of his last games for the club – the 2-0 win over Celtic in December. Pic: Geo.

Eddie May was in charge of the team for the third time last night as they lost 2-0 to champions Celtic at Parkhead with Ryan Christie and Oliver Burke claiming the goals in each half.

Meanwhile, ex-Hibs gaffer John Hughes is backing Dean Holden to do a good job as Lennon long-term successor.

The Bristol City No 2 is among the candidates for the role with former Portsmouth chief Michael Appleton also emerging as a possibility.

Hughes signed the defender for Falkirk from Peterborough in 2007 and insisted: “Dean is one of the best professionals I’ve worked with.

“He was just fantastic, the way he looked after himself, the way he played. He was a good team man, he looks after the dressing room.”

Hibs hope to make an announcement on the new boss in the near future.


About Author


Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

Loading ...