Terry Butcher’s re-building programme for Hibs has started with fourteen players leaving the club immediately.

These include first choice goalkeeper Ben Williams, former skipper James McPake, veteran full back Alan Maybury, Paul Cairney, Tom Taiwo and Scotland intenational Kevin Thomson.

Rumours on social media suggest that several other players have been told to find a new club.

The club issued the following statement on the Official Website a few minutes ago.

“Hibernian FC can confirm that the following players who are out of contract have not been offered terms of re-engagement:

Ben Williams

Sean Murdoch

Paul Grant

James McPake

Alan Maybury

Bradley Donaldson

Paul Cairney

Tom Taiwo

David Gold

Dean Horribine

Kevin Thomson

Loan players Daniel Boateng, Danny Haynes and Duncan Watmore all return to their parent clubs.

The Club would like to thank the players for their service to the Club”


  1. Brilliant hibs,it’s only took us about five years to get a half decent goal keeper and he’s one of the first to go,great strategy I’m sure

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