Hibs striker Sam Morrow released and training with Derry City

Last updated : 22 June 2007 By Steve Forbes

Hibs striker Sam Morrow looks like being the latest player to be released by boss John Collins.

Morrow, 22, has had a horrendous time due to injury since arriving at Hibs and the young Northern Ireland striker is now training with his local club Derry City.

Morrow injured his cruciate ligament while playing for then SPL side Livingston, that put him out the game for six months and he has never been able to force himself back into the reckoning at the Hibees.

Derry City boss Pat Fenlon said:

"Sammy Morrow is an experienced striker and, despite the fact that's he a local lad from the Limavady area, he has played at a higher level and has a reputation as a quality player. He's a former Northern Ireland Under-21 international and the fact that he's played with the likes of Ruaidhri Higgins and Barry Molloy during his youth career was always helpful."

The striker becomes the TENTH player to be released since John Collins took charge at the club, He joins Amadou Konte, Omar Konde, Jay Shields, Kevin McDonald, Thomas Sowunmi, Chirs Killen, Michael Stewart, Simon Brown and Jamie McCluskey in being released from the club.

Collins has also sold Scott Brown to Celtic in a deal worth £5.5m and Kevin Thomson to Rangers for £2m.

Jonathan Baillie has also left the club, but sadly he has had to retire through injury at 20 years of age.

Goalkeeper Zibi Malkowski looks to be following them out the door as he looks to seal a move to SPL new boys
Gretna and there is also a chance Stephen Glass could be on the way out, although Colllins has stated Glass could still have a future at Easter Road.

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