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NO GO FOR EX-CELT McGEADY

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JACK ROSS has knocked back suggestions he is lining up a swoop for former Celtic winger Aiden McGeady.

The Republic of Ireland forward was spotted in the Easter Road stand last night as the Edinburgh side overcame Dundee United 4-2 in their Scottish Cup replay.

McGeady, who played under Ross at Sunderland, is expected to leave the English League One outfit before Friday’s midight transfer deadline – but the 33-year-old star will NOT be heading back to the Premiership.

Ross, speaking to the Daily Record, admitted: “I didn’t know he was here. He never asked me for a ticket, so he must have other contacts.

‘We’ll try to prioritise other positions, but he’s a player who was very productive for me. It was nice of him to come along.”

One of those priority positions is a striker and the former Alloa and St Mirren gaffer didn’t rule out a move for Marc McNulty.

The attacker, who is currently on loan at Ross’ ex-Wearside club from Reading, proved a popular figure during his previous loan spell in Leith under Paul Heckingbottom last season.

Ross took him to the Stadium of Light on a temporary basis last summer, but the Scotland international is not out of favour since Phil Parkinson took over.

The Hibs chief said: “I signed him and he’s not playing regularly. However, he’s another club’s player. I wouldn’t comment too much.

“I think he’s a good player.”

Chris Doidge’s hat-trick against the Tannadice side booked Hibs a fifth-round tie with BSC Glasgow.

 

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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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