Hibs Confirm Exit of 17 Players as Heckingbottom Begins Rebuilding Squad

Hibs Confirm Exit of 17 Players as Heckingbottom Begins Rebuilding Squad

Hibs have confirmed the exit of a whopping 17 players, as manager Paul Heckingbottom aims to put his stamp on the Edinburgh side.

The former Leeds and Barnsley boss enjoyed a successful start to life in charge at Easter Road after succeeding Neil Lennon in February, remaining unbeaten in his first 10 Premiership fixtures.

Hibs went on to finish fifth in the Premiership, one spot ahead of bitter rivals Hearts, but finished the campaign in underwhelming fashion as they failed to win any of their final five matches – winning just one of their last seven.

It seems the sticky end to the season has implored Heckingbottom to freshen things up, with the Hibs official website announcing a raft of departures today, including start man Marc McNulty.

McNulty scored eight goals after arriving on-loan in January but has returned to his parent club Reading, with Ryan Gauld returning to Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon following the end of his loan spell.

Here’s a complete list of players officially leaving Hibs as of this afternoon:

First Team: Adam Bogdan, Darnell Johnson, Gael Bigirimana, Jonathan Spector, Marc McNulty, Mark Milligan, Marvin Bartley, Miquel Nelom, Ross Laidlaw, Ryan Gauld, Stephane Omeonga, Thomas Agyepong.

Development Squad: Callum Donaldson, Kane O’Connor, Kevin Waugh, Lewis Allan, Ruairi Paton.

What do you think of the departures, and are you excited by the potential of Heckingbottom’s new-look team?

Let us know in the comments section below…

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