Hibernian coach Neil Lennon has stated that the club is willing to keep Ghana midfielder Thomas Agyepong until the end of the season despite his injury concerns.
The 22-year-old, who joined the Scottish side on loan from Premier League champions Manchester City in August, has been struggling with injuries.
Agyepong sustained a fresh knee sprain a fortnight ago against Dundee United but Lennon is hoping to keep the player until July next year.
“Agyepong has had a scan and he may miss December. We’re speaking to Man City on his situation at the minute,” Lennon said, as quoted by Edinburghnews.
“We’d like to keep him, obviously, but his contribution has been minimal due to injuries, so it’s something we’re speaking to Man City over.
“He’s contracted to January and we have an option, so we’re talking about that at the minute. I like him, but we need him on the pitch. We’ve missed him. We’ve got Martin Boyle on one side and Daryl Horgan’s done his bit, but we’ve missed his extra bit of pace that we had with Brandon Barker last season.
“Thomas Agyepong was going to bring that for us, so we’ve had to adapt and we may have to change the way we play in some games and dig in and grind it out, which is not ideal and not the way we want to play. Sometimes it’s needs must,” he added.
Agyepong has made five league appearances and scored one goal this term for Hibernian.