Former Sunderland boss Jack Ross is seemingly weighing up testing his old side’s resolve to keep two of his signings, with The Northern Echo reporting that Hibernian want Jon McLaughlin and Dylan McGeouch.
Ross is getting stuck into his first window at Easter Road. Hibs are sixth in the Scottish Premiership and will be looking to cement themselves in the top six during the second-half of the campaign.
And it appears that Ross is looking to some sign familiar faces this month.
The Northern Echo reports that he wishes to land McLaughlin and McGeouch, while he is also keen on landing Sunderland loanee Marc McNulty.
It will be interesting to see how Sunderland approach the interest in McLaughlin. He has largely been an inspired signing and was arguably the club’s best player last season.
But the decision could potentially be taken out of the Black Cats’ hands. The Chronicle reports that he is out of contract in the summer, and the goalkeeper recently admitted that little progress has been made.
McGeouch meanwhile, has struggled with injury lately. But he has a lot of competition for a place in the side. So it will be interesting to see whether Sunderland are open to offers for the midfielder, who joined after leaving Hibs in 2018.
McNulty – who has also played for Hibs before – has been an underwhelming signing. He has scored just two league goals for the Black Cats. It is almost a month since he last started for Parkinson’s men.
It will be interesting to see which players Sunderland are willing to lose this month should Hibernian come calling in the coming weeks.