Hibs midfielder Stephen Glass set to join Dunfermline Ath!

Last updated : 17 July 2007 By Steve Forbes

Hibs midfielder Stephen Glass is on the verge of joining newly relegated Dunfermline Athletic.

Glass, 31, spent some time on loan at the Pars last season, he played fourteen times in total.

It is thought St Mirren also offered him a deal, but it was only a 1-year contract but Glass opted for the security of a 2-year contract in Fife.

The former Aberdeen, Newcastle United and Watford player played over 100 games for the Hibees since signing in 2003 and will be looking forward to a fresh start.

Hibs boss John Collins is looking for youngsters Lewis Stevenson and Ross Chisholm to step into the breach and fight for his jersey.

The Hibs boss said:

"Stephen has been a terrific professional but he's 31 now and I couldn't guarantee him a place in the team or on the bench now and he wanted first-team football.

"We have to respect that and, of course, we fully understand that. Dunfermline are getting a good footballer. But we have young Lewis Stevenson and Ross Chisholm in there that can do a job and these are young players that have their whole careers ahead of them and are only going to get better.

"We don't want to stall their progress. Lewis was a regular towards the end of last season but this year will be another test for him because everyone knows what he can do now.

"Ross Chisholm also played a few games and did very well and it's a big season for him. He's got ability and a good attitude and they've both proved they can handle Premier League football.

"But it's only six months and the challenge now for them is to make sure that they keep getting better as the second season can often be harder."

Good luck at your new club Stephen, from everyone at www.hibernian-mad.co.uk.

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