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Published : 09 Feb 2012 23:12:18Rss feed
International paperwork needed to eb signed off before Jorge Carlos could play for Hibs.
Aberdeen visit Easter Road on Saturday and manager of the month Craig Brown may have to configure his tactics to contend with Jorge Claros who could make his debut for the home side now that after the paperwork on his transfer has been completed. Honduran's Claros signed a 12-month loan deal from Motagua on the final day of the January transfer window, but had to travel back to his homeland to steer the paperwork through before he could to play for Hibs. Manager Pat Fenlon is in the process of assessing the midfielder's sharpness ahead of the SPL game against the Dons following Carlos' return to Scotland. Fenlon said: "He has trained this morning, all his paperwork is through. He's available for selection. We'll see how he is tomorrow because he has done a bit of travelling over the last few days. But he is available to play." Fenlon got a reward for his hard work in the transfer window when Hibs delivered a 1-0 Scottish Cup win over Kilmarnock, but their new-look back four will be broken up by suspensions to Paul Hanlon and James McPake. However, Fenlon is looking for the same commitment to the cause from whoever comes in. Fenlon said: "I think last week showed what we want from defenders. It set a benchmark - if you want to be in the team, that's how you have to perform as a defender. Players will either take that on board and grasp that or shy away from it. We'll find out over the weekend who is good enough to step up to the plate." On-loan Stoke midfielder Tom Soares is also set to miss the Aberdeen visit along with the suspended Leigh Griffiths and still-absent Ian Murray and Danny Galbraith. Fenlon said: "Danny is still struggling with his groin and Tom Soares has picked up a little bit of a hamstring strain. He will struggle for Saturday."