Freed Hibs misfit Brian Kerr set to join Hamilton Accies

By Steve Forbes
Last updated : 26 October 2008

Former Hibs midfielder Brian Kerr is set to join Hamilton Accies today, after spending some time training with the SPL new boys.

The 27-year-old was freed by Hibs manager Mixu Paatelainen in the summer following a disappointing 12 months in Edinburgh.

Kerr joined the Hibees on a pre-contract agreement from Motherwell in the summer of 2007 and much was expected of the 3 times capped Scotland midfielder.

He scored the winner on his debut, in the second minute, on the first day of the season, against arch rivals Hearts in the Edinburgh derby, but failed to follow that up.

After he left Easter Road, he travelled to the United States for a trial with Toronto FC and impressed enough to be offered a contract, but he could not agree terms.

The former Newcastle United, Livingston and Coventry midfielder then came back to Britain and had trials with Brighton & Hove Albion and Oldham Athletic but failed to win a deal.

He also spent time training with Falkirk, before hooking up with Brian Reid at Hamilton Accies.

It now looks like Kerr will follow fellow freed Hibs star Martin Canning and sign up at New Douglas Park within the next couple of days.

Hamilton boss Reid said:

"Brian has been training with us and we are looking at trying to sign him.

"He is an experienced professional who has performed in the SPL and he would be a good addition to our young squad.

"We'll see if a deal can be done. He fits the bill of the type of player we want."


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