Hibs have Riordan loan bid turned down by Celtic

Last updated : 27 January 2008 By Steve Forbes
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Hibs have had a bid to take Derek Riordan back to Easter Road on loan turned down by Celtic.

Riordan left Hibs for Celtic in a deal worth around £200,000 as his contract was nearing an end at Easter Road.

The striker's move to Parkhead has turned sour however, with Riordan struggling to hold down a regular place in the Celtic side, despite scoring 60+ goals in three seasons at Hibs and playing his first game for
Scotland, before his move along the M8.

Hibs, along with
Crystal Palace, Nuremberg, Plymouth and Burnley have all had loan bid's to the end of the season turned down by the Glasgow club.

Riordan is thought to be after a permanent move away from Parkhead in an attempt to kick start his career.

Hibs boss Mixu Paatelainen is out to bolster his attacking options and it's thought he is already in talks with Killie striker Colin Nish about a move to Edinburgh.

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