Scottish Premier League

Deegan 'sad' to leave Hibs

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Sat, 15 Jun 2013 15:57:00

Gary Deegan has admitted that he is 'sad' to have been released by Hibernian but says that he expects to be playing first-team football elsewhere.

The Irish midfielder was released by the Edinburgh club earlier this week and looks likely to move to England in order to secure a regular starting spot.

Speaking to the Daily Record, Deegan said: "I will be sad to leave Hibernian and it is a big wrench to know I won't be coming back to the club this summer.

"The manager and the players were fantastic to me but I have not been playing as regularly as I would have liked.

"Coming to the end of last season it wasn't really happening for me at Hibs. The writing was on the wall when the club made a couple of signings.

"I am not the kind of player who is happy to sit on the bench and make substitute appearances here and there so I am leaving to pursue regular first-team football."

The former Coventry City player has been linked with a number of clubs in League One.

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