Chris Killen confirms he will leave Hibs

Last updated : 29 April 2007 By Steve Forbes

Hibs striker today Chris Killen today confirmed that he will be leaving at the end of the season, unless he's offered a longer deal.

Killen has scored FIFTEEN goals this season before snapping his Achilles tendon up at
Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup.

Killen, who arrived from Oldham Athletic in 2006, was only offered a 1-year-deal but the striker is after a bit of security.

It's thought the main reason Hibs are unwilling to offer a longer deal is due to Killen's injury record. Killen missed the last 3 months of last season due to injury and he is out for the rest of the season after the Achilles injury he picked up in January.

Killen also missed games at the start of the season due to a foot injury.

There has also been rumours doing the rounds for quite a while that Killen's injury's are due to him having a spinal problem, that means he will CONSTANTLEY have problems with injury, but again this is just hearsay at the moment and may just be that, a rumour.

The New Zealand International hitman said:

"It's just disappointing it's only a one-year deal because I was looking for a bit more security than just a year.

"I am talking to clubs willing to offer two and three-year deals.

"I spoke to the club about the possibility of getting a longer deal but they said that was all they could offer.

"A club in the top half of the Championship would appeal to me.

"I'd obviously like to play in the Premiership but I don't think that will happen given that I have been out injured.

"When I did the injury, the surgeon said it did not look good. After the operation though, he was over the moon and said it was one of the best he has done."

Killen would be a massive loss to the club, as he has scored a a load of goals since arriving, but that has been overshadowed with his injury proneness.

Hopefully Killen can prove his fitness and be persuaded to stay at Easter Road.

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