HIBS were busy on transfer deadline day as they brought in THREE new recruits – Gael Bigirimana, Marc McNulty and Darnell Johnson.

The Easter Road outfit, who parted company with manager Neil Lennon and his assistant Garry Parker earlier in the week, allowed Aussie forward Jamie Maclaren to return to Melbourne City.

Midfielder Bigirimana agreed a short-term deal after falling out of favour at Motherwell, McNulty joined on a six-month loan switch from Reading and centre-half Johnson arrived on a similar move from Leicester City.

However, the Edinburgh outfit missed out on a permanent shift for Celtic’s Scott Allan who has already penned a pre-contract with his former side.

The midfielder will join up in the summer and Hibs had hoped to persuade the Hoops to let him go now, but nothing was finalised after negotiations.

CROSSBAR CHALLENGE…Gael Bigirimana fires a free-kick off the Celtic woodwork during Motherwell’s 2-0 Scottish Cup Final defeat last season. Pic: Geo.

KILMARNOCK boss Steve Clarke boosted his squad with the loan signing of his former player Youssouf Mulumbu, from the Parkhead side, and he also landed Liverpool youngster Liam Millar.

ABERDEEN rejected advances from Stoke City and Middlesbrough for Scotland international centre-back Scott McKenna, a £3.5million target for Brendan Rodgers last summer.

Derek McInnes loaned forward Scott Wright to Dundee and striker Bruce Anderson to Championship outfit Dunfermline.

DUNDEE UNITED snapped up former Hearts midfielder Osman Sow and striker Peter Pawlett, from MK Dons, while Aberdeen defender Mark Reynolds also arrived on a short-term deal.

Tannadice gaffer Robbie Neilson also sent out ex-Rangers winger Fraser Aird on loan to Queen of the South.

ST JOHNSTONE have brought in experienced keeper Cammy Bell from Partick Thistle as cover for Zander Clark.

Perth boss Tommy Wright also agreed a move with ex-Rangers midfielder Sean Goss, from Queens Park Rangers.


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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.

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