Hibs Boss John Collins Casts Eye Over Trialists

Last updated : 22 January 2007 By Steve Forbes

Hibs boss John Collins today confirmed that a few trialists had arrived at Easter Road, with a view to winning a deal with the Hi-Bees.

Collins also revealed that Hibs had used first team coach Mark Proctor's contacts in the north of
England to set up a closed door friendly with Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Wednesday to run the rule over said trialists.

The Hibs gaffer said:

"I'd like to bring in one or two new faces, but it is never easy in this particular window because clubs are unwilling to sell, and, if they are, prices become inflated. But we will be trying our hardest to do so.

"Wednesday's match will give us the chance to look over one or two trialists in a match situation. Mark Proctor obviously has contacts in the North-East of England, and that's how the game has come about.

"It will be a closed-doors game, but it will be good to play in the stadium itself, and there won't be too much travelling involved. Sunderland will be playing a number of reserves but they will still be a strong side and their players will also be trying their best to impress Roy Keane, their new manager."