Hibs boss John Collins rules out Derek Riordan swoop!

By Steve Forbes
Last updated : 31 October 2007
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Hibs boss John Collins has today, once again, moved to rubbish reports of a return to Easter Road for prolific ex hit man Derek Riordan.

The Hibees boss stating:

"I'd imagine he would be well out with our wage structure."

Some areas of the
Glasgow media have once again linked Hibs with a January transfer windiw move for the self proclaimed Hibee, after today's outburst of his unhappiness at Celtic Park.

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Riordan said:

"I am not happy here and I don't just want to sit on the bench or in the stand every week. I have not had a chance at all and I can't do anything about that if I am not playing. I have got to look elsewhere. I would rather go away and just concentrate on another club now.

"I don't want to go out on loan because then I'd come back and not play again.

"I would rather get my head down somewhere else and get my career going again."

The striker scored over 60 goals in three seasons in a Hibs shirt and became a massive hero amongst the support.

Riordan left the Hibees 18 months ago under a cloud, allowing his contract to run down meaning Hibs would receive no fee and he would be allowed to leave Easter Road for nothing.

Celtic did however pay up a measly £150,000 to free the player from his contract early.

Riordan would be a quality signing, although it would remain to be seen whether some sections of the Hibs support would accept the return of a player, who in his words, "Moved on to bigger and better things."

All after insuring Hibs would receive little in return for his development.


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