The summer transfer window closed at midnight on Thursday 31 August and Hibs’ fans breathed a sigh of relief with the news that John McGinn would remain at the club.

Nottingham Forest were reputed to be after the Scotland international however an ‘optimistic’ offer of £750,000 was immediately rejected as was an improved offer.

Neil Lennon described the bid as ‘laughable’ but an improved offer was expected last night.

Media reports suggesting a loan move for Scottish Cup Final hero Liam Henderson also failed to materialise.

On the whole however Hibs’ fans are happy with the business done throughout the window which includes new contracts for existing players.

IN:  Ofir Marciano, Steven Whittaker, Efe Ambrose, Vykintas Slivka, Danny Swanson, Brandon Barker (loan), Simon Murray, Anthony Stokes, Deivydas Matulevicius.

NEW CONTRACTS: Ross Laidlaw, David Gray, Lewis Stevenson, Darren McGregor, Liam Fontaine, Marvin Bartley, Martin Boyle.

OUT: Brian McLean, Jordon Forster, Fraser Fyvie, Andrew Shinnie, Chris Humphrey, Sam Stanton (loan), Alex Harris, Grant Holt, Brian Graham, James Keatings, Jason Cummings.