By: Hibernian Media on 01 Sep, 2014 15:15
Hibernian can confirm that arrangements are in hand for both Celtic midfielder Dylan McGeouch and Southampton striker Jake Sinclair to join the club before the closure of the summer transfer window on season-long loan deals.
Attacking midfielder McGeouch, 21, previously experienced a loan spell with Coventry City last season and says his goal now is to help Hibernian to achieve promotion.
Scotland under-21 internationalist McGeouch said: “I’m really excited about the loan move – Hibs are a massive club and, as soon as I became aware of the interest, I wanted to move to Easter Road.
“My aim is to play as many first team games as possible and help to get the club back where it belongs; in the top division.”
Forward Sinclair, 19, is the younger brother of Manchester City winger Scott and a graduate of Southampton’s revered Academy set-up.
After making his senior debut for Southampton in the League Cup last season, Sinclair says he wants to kick on now and make an impact in Hibernian’s first team.
Sinclair said: “I’m really impressed by everything at the club and it’s great to be here – now I can’t wait to get started.
“My under-21s coach at Southampton told me about the possibility about moving to Hibs on loan on Friday and, as soon as I heard about it, I jumped at the chance.”
Head Coach Alan Stubbs says he is really pleased to be able to add the two young attack-minded players to the first team squad.
Stubbs said: “I’m delighted that we have added both Dylan and Jake to the squad – they will offer us something different and strengthen our attacking options.
“Dylan comes to us with a high reputation earned at Celtic and we see him playing in a more central role in midfield.
“His energy and quality will give extra impetus to the team and we’re looking forward to seeing him perform for Hibs.
“Jake will give us a few options in attack; through the middle and out wide. He is a really exciting player with genuine pace, who can hurt the opposition.
“He is an up-and-coming talent, who we’ve been aware of for some time and we’re very happy he has agreed to join us on loan.”
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Both Dylan and Jake spoke to Hibs TV immediately after agreeing their loan moves to Easter Road and those exclusive chats will be available to watch later tonight.
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