Marc McNulty to Hibernian? Jack Ross reveals the truth behind links with the Sunderland striker

Jack Ross has hinted that he would be interested in bringing Sunderland striker Marc McNulty back to Hibernian this month.

Wednesday, 22nd January 2020, 7:14 am
Updated Wednesday, 22nd January 2020, 7:15 am

Ross signed the 27-year-old on a season-long loan in the summer, but McNulty has fallen down the pecking order under his successor, Phil Parkinson.

Charlie Wyke has been the Black Cats' preferred option up top in recent weeks, with the arrival of Kyle Lafferty – and the potential recruitment of another attacker – potentially further limiting McNulty’s involvement.

And having impressed on loan with Hibs last season, McNulty was linked with a return to Easter Road in the Scottish press over the weekend.

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When quizzed on the speculation, Ross was coy – but hinted that he could make a move should McNulty’s situation at the Stadium of Light change.

“It’s a bit like Dylan (McGeouch) was linked and Aiden (McGeady) was linked,” he said, speaking to the Scotsman.

“I signed Marc for Sunderland. It’s not like I can say it’s a lazy link because he is a good player but he is with another club albeit he has a parent club and they have control of his destiny at the moment.

“As far as I am aware at the moment he is part of their plans.

“It’s not a priority area for us at present but should he become available it might change things.”

Swindon have also been credited with an interest in McNulty, whose parent club Reading will ultimately dictate any potential January move.