JACK ROSS took over as Hibs boss late last week as the former St Mirren and Sunderland boss aims to save Hibs season after a less than impressive start.

The new boss will now assess his squad heading into January at which point he’ll look to bring some players in and make the squad his own.

One player who has been linked with Ross over the past few years is Celtic’s Lewis Morgan. The pair helped St Mirren to promotion and it was in the first six months of this year he took Lewis to Sunderland with him.

Ross couldn’t get the Black Cats promoted and was sacked after a poor start to their League One season this time around. Now at Hibernian, Lewis Morgan admitted he had text his old boss to congratulate him on the move to Edinburgh.

With Lewis not getting much game time is the first big hint Lewis could end up in the green and white of Hibs come January?

“I texted the manager to congratulate him. It’s a great appointment for Hibs.” Morgan told RecordSport.

“I obviously have worked with him before and know him really well. He’s a top manager and an excellent coach.

“I’m sure he will be a success there.

“He was brilliant with me. I think he’s the same with all of his players, he just managed to give them an extra yard.

“All the players who work with him can expect to improve, he’ll bring them on. The Hibs boys should look forward to playing for him, he’ll get them playing good football.

“He was massive for me. I was playing regularly for St Mirren when he arrived but he helped bring my game on.

“It was really that last season under him where I really kicked on and caught people’s eyes.

“I owe him a lot.”

Lewis has hardly played for Celtic this season and a loan in January could be on the cards. If the midfielder is to leave Celtic Park there’s a good chance Ross will try and bring the player to Hibernian. However, Morgan has refuted there has been any transfer talk between the two.

“I know people have mentioned it but he hasn’t! I just texted him to wish him well.

“He replied but that was it. I am just concentrating on working hard at Celtic.

“I know I haven’t played as much so I was delighted to get called up by the gaffer for the Scotland squad and it’s about trying to impress in training.

“I just want to keep trying to improve at club and Scotland level”


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