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Hibernian weigh up move for Trakys or Denneboom

Valdas Trakys in action for Lithuania
Trakys has impressed Hibs manager John Hughes

Hibernian manager John Hughes is mulling over a move for Lithuania international striker Valdas Trakys.

The 31-year-old has been on trial with the Edinburgh club, following his release from Greek side Panserraikos.

"It's one that's certainly interesting us," Hughes revealed. "The big fellow's done well. We'll see. He's still got another training session."

Hughes also said that Dutch forward Romano Denneboom was still in his thoughts after an earlier trial.

The former FC Twente striker, capped once for the Netherlands, is looking for a contract longer than a year but Hughes has told him to earn an extended deal.

"He's looking for a longer-term contract - he's a good lad, good player, but his fitness wasn't up to it," explained the Easter Road manager.

"I wouldn't want to make that commitment.

"What I want to say is come here and prove yourself and if you prove yourself then we can sit down and maybe do it longer term.

"That's where the stumbling block is at the moment."

Hughes, who lost last season's top scorer Anthony Stokes to Celtic last month, admitted Hibs would only be able to sign either Trakys or Denneboom.

At the moment, his forward options are limited to Colin Nish, Derek Riordan and on-loan Darryl Duffy.

Trakys, who stands at 6ft 3in, has played in his homeland, Russia, Iceland, Germany and Azerbaijan as well as Greece.

Romano Denneboom has also been on trial with Hibs
Denneboom is looking for a longer deal than 12 months

And he has has sought advice on a move to Edinburgh from numerous compatriots who have played for Hibernian's fierce city rivals Hearts.

"He speaks good English and a lot of the Lithuanians at Hearts have said good things about Hibs and the city," added Hughes.

"He's come over here and his application and attitude have been spot on.

"We were active in the window and got good players in, but I still think we're a wee bit short up there.

"He (Trakys) plays like a centre forward, he knows how to use his body, holds it up well and he's prepared to put his foot in and work away.

"It's one that is starting to tick all the boxes.

"If we're going to do any kind of deal, it wouldn't be long term, it would probably be for a year."



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