Hughes eager to keep stars
Hibernian boss John Hughes has made it clear that he does not want to sell any of his current starting XI.
Last Updated: 24/08/09 5:08pm
Hibernian manager John Hughes has made it clear that he does not want to sell any of his current starting XI.
Colin Nish has been linked with a £200,000 move to Scunthorpe but Hughes insists the striker remains a crucial part of his plans.
Hughes is only prepared to let some of his fringe players go to make room for a couple of new arrivals.
"I wouldn't want to be doing any kind of business on guys that are starting in my 11," he explained.
"I would like to think I could get another one or two in before the window closes.
"For that to happen, there would have to be three or four leaving the club.
"While the window's still open, maybe they might be better finding themselves another club.
"They're really going to have convince me they're something special to get a game in front of some of the guys that I'm bringing to the club."
Hughes admits Jonatan Johansson could be one of the players sacrificed as the Finland forward has struggled to make much of an impact since joining Hibs in January.
"Jonatan is one of them, I have to say, who would possibly come into that category," said Hughes.