HIBS IN FRANKS TALKS
By Phil Gordon
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Edinburgh club have been impressed by the way the Canadian international - who joined from PSV Eindhoven on a short-term deal - has stepped into the breach for the injured Nick Colgan.
Now boss Alex McLeish wants to extend Franks' deal, which is due to end on January 3, following the stand-in keeper's showings against Celtic and Motherwell when Colgan succumbed to a hamstring injury.
"Mike has answered a lot of questions in the last couple of games," said McLeish. "A lot more than he would have done in half a dozen under-21 matches."
"Nick Colgan is still our number one keeper and Mike is young and relatively inexperienced, but I took the decision away from Nick when he wanted to play at Motherwell and we have to be sensible. Nick is recovering and should be fine for the weekend. But you need two good keepers.'
Franks, 23, quit PSV because he was fed up playing second fiddle to Ronald Waterrus.
Meanwhile, the club has also been linked with Norwegian international keeper Frode Grodas, 35, currently at German club Schalke 04. But the former Chelsea and Spurs keeper fancies a return to Britain and has spoken to McLeish.
Meanwhile midfielder Grant Brebner has returned on loan to Stockport County following his recent injury.