Hibs poised to snap up Wright

Evening Times - - FOOTBALL - ALAN TEM­PLE

HIBERNIAN are hope­ful of con­clud­ing a deal for winger Drey Wright in the next 24 hours.

The for­mer St John­stone winger has been train­ing with the cap­i­tal club since they re­ported for pre-sea­son on June 22.

Wright is ex­pected to pen a two-year deal with the Hibees and be­come Jack Ross’ first sum­mer sign­ing.

The 25-year-old is a free agent af­ter re­ject­ing the Perth Saints’ of­fer of a new con­tract in May and will pro­vide ad­di­tional width for the Easter Road out­fit, eas­ing the bur­den on Martin Boyle and Daryl Hor­gan.

Wright the switch to St John­stone from Colch­ester in the sum­mer of 2018 and scored one goal in 45 ap­pear­ances for the Perth side.

Al­though oc­ca­sion­ally elec­tri­fy­ing, Wright’s progress was ham­pered by in­jury.

He re­quired knee surgery af­ter suf­fer­ing cru­ci­ate lig­a­ment dam­age six months into his first sea­son at McDiarmid Park. His ar­rival comes while Hibs seek to im­ple­ment cost-cut­ting mea­sures on their ex­ist­ing squad, with dis­cus­sions on­go­ing re­gard­ing wage cuts in ad­di­tion to the salary de­fer­rals agreed in April.

How­ever, the fi­nan­cial re­straints are balanced against the prac­ti­cal need to build a com­pet­i­tive squad for next term and they re­main in­ter­ested in for­mer Hamil­ton mid­fielder Alex Gogic, who is a free agent af­ter his Ac­cies deal ex­pired.

Wright has left St John­stone

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