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Colin Calderwood aims to keep Derek Riordan at Hibs

Hibernian forward Derek Riordan
Riordan has scored 100 career goals for Hibernian

By Brian McLauchlin

Hibernian manager Colin Calderwood has said he is hopeful of keeping forward Derek Riordan at the club.

The striker's contract runs out at the end of the season, and Turkish side Eskisehirspor are expected to table a bid in the January transfer window.

But Calderwood says that contract talks are progressing satisfactorily.

"I'm hopeful he'll stay. I've sat down with Derek and I'm very happy where we are with the situation and we'll see what happens in January," he said.

"We'll make sure we try to keep players like Derek, but you've got to accept that there will be interest because he's a terrific goalscorer.

"He is Hibernian through and through. We want to try and keep him and he knows that," added Calderwood.

However, Calderwood also stressed that he felt his performance as manager of the club was fallen below what he himself had expected.

The Easter Road club have won only two of their ten matches since the former Newcastle coach took over - losing six.

We want to try and keep him and he knows that

Hibernian manager Colin Calderwood

And Calderwood, preparing his side for a derby against in-form Hearts, is hoping that a new year will bring an upsurge in his side's fortunes.

"I'm not particularly happy with myself - that's the main thing," he said.

"It's not good enough and it's a results-based business. We've got to produce better results, added to decent performances.

"I'm not happy with the end product. The end product isn't good enough and I feel I should've done better with the group of players that I've got because they're giving me everything.

"I've got to produce better."



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see also
Turks prepare offer for Riordan
28 Dec 10 |  Hibernian
Hibs in drop battle - Calderwood
27 Dec 10 |  Hibernian
Riordan looking to stay with Hibs
13 Aug 10 |  Hibernian


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