Hibs midfielder Scott Allan has moved to Inverness Caledonian Thistle on loan until the end of the season, continuing his comeback after being diagnosed with a heart condition.
The midfielder, who is also diabetic, missed five months of football after doctors told him he was suffering from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Allan has only featured eight times for Hibs this season and is looking to step up his fitness levels by playing regularly in the Highlands.
Hibs boss Jack Ross revealed that Allan was keen to play games and that steppign down a level would benefit him.
“We would have preferred to have kept Scott in the group but he expressed a strong desire to go out on loan,” Ross told the club’s official website. “Currently, and understandably given the challenges he has faced during the past year he doesn’t feel fit enough to make the impact that his abilities should in the top part of the Premiership.
“Therefore Scott feels that strengthening his fitness and continuing his recovery in the Championship is a sensible option. We feel that it was appropriate to continue to support Scott in his recovery by sanctioning the loan move.”
Allan goes straight into the ICT squad for Saturday’s match against Arbroath.