Hibs keen on defender Jack Grimmer

Last updated : 09 May 2019 By Steve Forbes

Hibs-Mad understands that the Hibees are weighing up a move for former Scotland U21 international Jack Grimmer.

The 25-year-old is a free agent after leaving English League One side Coventry City at the end of his contract.

Hibs are looking for someone to challenge club legend David Gray for the right-back slot at Easter Road, and it appears manager Paul Heckingbottom has targeted Grimmer.

Grimmer fell out-of-favour at Coventry following the arrival of Dujon Sterling on loan from Chelsea this season - with the form of the England U19 player limiting Grimmer to just 13 appearances this season.

This was despite the former Aberdeen youngster playing a starring role the previous season, playing 53 games and scoring an incredible goal in the League Two play-off Final win over Exeter City.

He also scored the winner in an FA Cup tie with Premier League side Stoke City that same season.

Grimmer started his career with Aberdeen, before a £200,000 move to Fulham in 2012.

He spent 5 years at Craven Cottage but only managed 19 appearances, before his move to Coventry. During his spell in London he had THREE different loan spells with Shrewsbury Town.

Grimmer has been capped at every international level from U15-U21 for Scotland.

Current Hibs loan striker Marc McNulty was a team-mate at Coventry.

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