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No Money To Sign Ex-Players
Published : 22 Feb 2013 22:15:00
Hibs have bucked the trend of signing ex-players
Hibs have not got the resources available to re-sign their former midfielder Kevin Thomson even in they wanted to. Manager Pat Fenlon was honest enough to admit that the club are only being helpful to an ex-player when offering him use of the club's training facilities. Thomson, capped three times for Scotland, was released by Middlesbrough at the end of January and has linked up at Hibs East Lothian training facility to maintain his fitness. Fenlon said: "We have used up our budget in relation to players. We have given Kevin the facilities to come in and train and that's all there is. There are loads of players we would like to bring in if we had the money for it. Kevin is an ex-Hibs player and has been in training with us for the last few days and we're delighted to help him out but at the moment there is nothing more than that. So he's only here to train. He is obviously looking at his own career. He has been here before, still has a good relationship with people at the club so we wanted to help him out." Hibs have a day off tomorrow but head to Tannadice to play Dundee United on Sunday. Thanks to their 1-0 win away to St Mirren last week, Hibs sit in fourth place in the SPL and still have ambitions to move further up the table. Midfielder Tom Taiwo hopes the confidence produced by the win over the Buddies can spark a push for Europe and the 'best of the rest' tag behind leaders Celtic. He said: "The mood in the changing room is a lot more upbeat. After the St Johnstone game, the training ground wasn't a brilliant place to be, with a lot of unhappy faces. But that showed we need to develop a lot more consistency and that made the St Mirren game even more important. All the teams in the top six, apart from Celtic, are struggling for consistency. The side that can start to string together two or three wins more often will be the ones who finish second and we believe that can be us."