Pat Fenlon still hopes to be in a position to offer Alan Maybury a deal to stay at Hibernian but concedes he can’t offer the defender any guarantees.
Former Hearts player Maybury is a free agent after leaving St Johnstone at the end of last season.
The 33-year-old has been training with the Easter Road side in pre-season and featured in the second half of the club’s 2-0 friendly win over East Fife.
Hibs boss Fenlon says the financial impact of Rangers being in Division Three will reduce his budget, meaning he will bring in two fewer players than he would have liked.
Speaking to Hibernian TV he said: "We have had Alan in training for a week.
"He's a great professional and a very, very good player. He's probably someone we could do with around the place.
"Whether we are able to do it at the moment, I'm not too sure with the way things are. So we'll just have to wait and see."
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