Hibs confirm interest in Kenny Miller
By Steve Forbes
Updated Sunday, 25th November 2012
Return for former youth product??
Hibs boss Pat Fenlon has today confirmed he would be interested in signing former striker Kenny Miller.
The deal would hinge on wether Hibs can hang on to top goalscorer Leigh Griffiths, who is due to return to parent club Wolves when his loan deal ends in mid January.
Miller is looking for a loan move from MLS side Vancouver Whitecaps to keep himself in contention at international level as the MLS shuts down for 3 months.
Speaking about Miller, Fenlon said:
“It’s been mentioned to me in the last few days but it’s not something we’ve actively done anything about. Is he available and does he want to come and play for us? You never know. He’s a fantastic player and we look at all options to try and improve the team.
“We’re actively looking at players in that position as we’ve known for a while that Leigh, in addition to Claros & McGivern might not be here after the middle of January. We need to have options in place in case he isn’t. If Kenny’s an option, then great. I don’t know if we could afford him.
“We might have to go down the road of believing in the young lads because Ross Caldwell and Danny Handling are doing well at the moment. The last thing you want to do is stagnate their progress. We have to get the balance right.”
Miller broke through the HIbees youth system in 1998, before winning himself a £2m move to Rangers in 2000.
Miller would be a good signing for Hibs, but surely the money they spend on 3 months wages for Miller could go towards the £150,000 needed to secure the services of Leigh Griffiths long term??
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