Hibs close on Bain deal

Dundee keeper Scott Bain.

Hibernian assistant head coach Garry Parker confirmed the club are on the verge of signing Dundee goalkeeper Scott Bain after watching the team come from behind to draw 1-1 with Kilmarnock.

Bain is expected to join the Leith outfit on loan in January having been frozen out at Dens Park since October following a reported row with manager Neil McCann.

Parker discussed Bain’s imminent arrival after Oli Shaw pounced on an error by goalkeeper Jamie MacDonald midway through the first half to cancel out Kris Boyd’s second-minute opener at Easter Road.

“He has been in talks so hopefully (he will sign) because we have only one fit goalkeeper just now,” Parker said.

“So it will be competition for Ofir Marciano and that’s good. That’s what you need at this level. Ofir will need to be on his toes.”

Parker was left lamenting Hibs’ lack of cutting edge after having to settle for a draw.

Danny Swanson missed a great chance in the first half before John McGinn cracked a shot off the bar during what was largely a frustrating second period for the hosts.

He added: “We got off to a bad start but we got a bit of luck and I think we deserved that.

“We just couldn’t break them down but it wasn’t for the want of trying.

“Danny Swanson could have scored two, John McGinn has hit the bar. That’s the frustrating thing about it.

“Oli has done his job, he’s there to get anything if the keeper spills it and that’s what happened.

“We’re happy with where we are. We have dropped some points along the way but we can’t complain.

“We have just come up from the Championship and we’re in fourth. Let’s see what next year brings.”

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