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Accies Yantorno loan bid falters

Hibs midfielder Fabian Yantorno
Yantorno signed for Hibs after being released by Gretna

Hamilton Accies' hopes of taking Hibernian midfielder Fabian Yantorno on loan from Hibernian have been dashed because of red tape.

Hibs had allowed the Uruguayan, 26, to join Accies, but SPL rules state that member clubs can have only one over-21 player on loan from another Scots club.

Hamilton have already taken Paul McGowan, 21, on loan from Celtic.

"The deal won't go through. We're a wee bit frustrated and disappointed," said Accies boss Billy Reid.

Hibernian wanted midfielder to gain match-fitness at New Douglas Park until the end of the season.

Yantorno has struggled to make an impact in Edinburgh since signing in the summer while recovering from a serious knee injury.

But since Accies have already signed midfielder McGowan, they would have had to buy Yantorno on a permanent basis.


It is the second time within a week that Reid has watched player deals fall through.

Former Scunthorpe player Izzy Iriekpen pulled out of a move to New Douglas Park, leaving the the Accies boss frustrated.

"Izzy Iriekpen phoned me after the press found out about the deal, saying he was going to sign for us," Reid explained.

"And when he's told me that I think he should stand by his word but he didn't do that."

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