Date: 5th August 2015 at 8:13pm
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Hibs could add Dundee United forward Aidan Connolly to their squad with a possible loan deal involving Alex Harris moving in the opposite direction being considered by the club.

Connolly, a Scotland under 19 international, has struggled to hold down a first team spot at Tannadice following his move from Queens Park in 2013 and the Arabs are willing to let him leave in order to gain more first team experience.

Harris, another international at under 19 level, has struggled to recapture the form which saw him burst onto the Scottish scene in 2013/14 following an injury sustained in the opening game of the following season saw him ruled out of action for around six months.

He is a player familiar with the Tayside footballing scene after spending the latter part of last season on loan to United’s bitter rivals Dundee in a move which saw Martin Boyle arrive at Easter Road in a reciprocal agreement.

It looks like a similar arrangement could soon be made with Jackie McNamara for Connolly who spent some time on loan at Brechin City earlier in his Tangerines career.

Despite making many close season signings, Hibs gaffer Alan Stubbs is yet to be able to field a full strength side due to niggling injuries and summer arrivals Dan Carmichael, James Keatings and Boyle, on a permanent deal, have yet to feature in any shape or form.

Concerns over Farid El Alagui’s long term fitness recovery has seen Stubbs chase other targets in a bid to strengthen his attack having been left with only Jason Cummings to choose from as a recognised striker before last weekend’s League Cup tie against Montrose.

Unproven 22 year old English forward Jamie Insall is due to complete his medical before joining the club but with Dom Malonga still a doubt ahead of Saturday’s opening league encounter against Dumbarton, the sparse striking options are becoming a concern to all at Easter Road.