Ladbrokes Premiership club Hibernian remain hopeful of bringing Reading striker Marc McNulty back to the club according to reports by The Scottish Sun.

The 26-year-old Edinburgh-born frontman joined Hibs on loan in January for the remainder of the season and was a huge hit with the player scoring eight goals in just 17 appearances in all competitions.

McNulty has three years to run on his contract at Reading, however, the player has struggled at The Madejski Stadium since joining the club from Coventry City for an undisclosed fee last summer. The striker scored just one goal for The Royals before the club opted to loan him out.

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Former club Coventry City have recently been linked with a move to re-sign their former promotion-winner but the latest reports have indicated that Hibernian have retained hope of taking McNulty back to Easter Road next season whether than be on another loan deal or by completing a permanent transfer.

Hibs are most likely to re-sign McNulty on a temporary basis with the player’s transfer fee potentially proving to be too costly for the club. It is unknown whether Reading are looking to offload the striker on a permanent basis or whether McNulty has any chance of forcing his way back into the side at The Madejski Stadium.

McNulty’s form for Hibs saw the player rewarded with his first senior international call-up for Scotland in March. He made his debut as a substitute as The Tartan Army lost 3-0 to Kazakhstan.

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