Hibs release striker Thomas Sowunmi

Last updated : 17 June 2007 By Steve Forbes

Hibs today released Hungarian international Thomas Sowunmi and the striker revealed he could be about to sign for first division side Livingston.

Sowunmi, 30, joined Hibs in February on a free transfer and only scored one goal in six appearances, coming against Queen of the South in the Scottish Cup Quarter Final.

The Hungarian has also revealed that he was one of the rebels in the Easter Road dressing room revolt.

Talking to a Hungarian TV station the forward said:

"Three players - including me - have already left Hibernian and six more team members are going to do the same soon."

"They're talking about a youth-making project at the club, but it's not the reason why I had to go."

"Some footballers criticised the coach and then had a conversation with him about the situation."

"I was there too, but maybe I shouldn't have gone, then my case would not be finished like this. "

Speaking on his possible move to Livi he said:

"Assistant coach Mark Proctor resigned too, because he stood by the trio, but he got a job immediately at Livingston and he told me if I want to continue my career in Scotland, then he'd tell Livi's manager to sign me."

"If I grab this chance then I'll play football there from 10th July."

"I still don't want to go back to Hungary - I want to play football abroad."

Not a big loss to be honest, the lad didn't cut the mustard and it seems JC has rid the club of another rebel.

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