Hibs eye loan move for Hull City striker James Scott

Last updated : 17 August 2021 By Steve Forbes

According to the Daily Record, Hibs are eyeing a move for former Motherwell kid James Scott.

The 20-year-old striker signed for English side Hull City in a £1.5m deal last year, but has struggled for game time due to injury.

Hibs are on the look out for another striker after Christian Doidge picked up a long-term achilles injury in training the night before the Uefa Conference League clash with Croats Rijeka, that's likely to keep him out until January at least.

Scott has been linked with a number of Scottish sides, including St Johnstone and Dundee United, but Hibs are leading the race to land the player.

According to the report Hibs sporting director Graeme Mathie is working on a number of deals.

The Hibees have already secure American attacker Chris Mueller on a pre-contract to sign in January, but Hibs boss Jack Ross wants him in now.

Former Hibs loan striker Jamie Maclaren, banging the goals in for Melbourne City in his homeland is another, but unlikely option.

Hibs are also still keen on St Johnstone defender Jamie McCart, and have had a number of bids thrown out, but are expected to make another offer or the player.


It's good to hear Hibs are really active in the market, the squad could do with 3 or 4 signings.

The bench for the 2nd leg against Rijeka and Doidge's injury showed just how threadbare we are. 

Jack Ross said last season we were short on numbers, and we have since lost more players than we have signed.

TWO forwards are a must, we can't go with just Kevin Nisbet and young Jamie Gullan.

Scott would be an good option, and Maclaren would be an excellent signing.

I think bringing in Scott and pushing the Mueller deal over the line early would be the ideal scenario there.

We need a centre half, possibly two, and maybe a right back.

If we are being greedy, I would also like to see a big, powerful 'Bartley type' to gove competition to Gogic.

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