Aiden McGeady targeted for sensational return to Scotland as Premiership club turn to former Celtic star

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HIBS are considering a move for former Celtic star Aiden McGeady.

The veteran winger is leaving Sunderland after being promoted to the Championship. New Hibees manager Lee Johnson worked with McGeady at the Stadium of Light and is a big fan of the Republic of Ireland international.

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Aiden McGeady celebrates winning the League One play-off final with SunderlandCredit: PA

He could offer the 36-year-old a return to Scotland this summer, 12 years after leaving Parkhead.

Johnson previously described McGeady as a ‘top shooter’ during his time at Sunderland.

McGeady would offer experience and quality by confirming that he plans to continue playing.

He said: “Will I still be at Sunderland? Honestly, I do not know. I still want to play, I just don’t know where it will be.

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“I doubt it’s Sunderland. I’ve enjoyed my time here. If it’s over, so be it.

Hibs will face stiff competition for McGeady, with clubs in England eyeing him, including new Fleetwood Town boss Scott Brown.

The Easter Road club have already agreed deals for ex-Celta David Marshall and Leeds United kid Nohan Kenneh as they look to recover from their fall to eighth in the table last season.

Former Celtic and Aberdeen skipper Brown is also said to be keen on St Johnstone star Shaun Rooney.

But there is a four-way fight for his signature, with Rotherham and Kilmarnock interested in bringing him from Perth.

St Johnstone also want to retain Rooney as they try to improve on a difficult season which saw them slip into the play-offs and forced to see Inverness Caley Thistle to secure their Premiership status, which they have maintained since 2009.

Rooney scored the fourth goal of the night as the Saints won 6-2 on aggregate and 4-0 on the night.

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Stevie May ended a goal drought that dated back to October when he opened the scoring in the second half, 51 seconds after coming on as a half-time substitute.

Cammy MacPherson scored via deflection before Callum Hendry and Rooney added some cool finishing as time was almost up.


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