Hibs chairman Rod Petrie has warned fans they will have to dig deep to help out the club if they are to make any transfer market moves in January.
In a statement to supporters, Petrie says he is “impatient” to do more to turn around the team’s on-field fortunes after investing in players for Pat Fenlon over the summer.
Crowds at Easter Road have risen to just over 10,000 in recent weeks, with the team sitting in second place in the SPL table.
Petrie and the board had targeted 11,000 season ticket sales to put them in a position to invest more in players.
With season tickets sitting at around 8000, he has called on fans to help out by buying tickets and merchandise ahead of the transfer window opening on January 1.
Petrie told the Hibernian website: “Home attendances are growing from the low level reached following two years of under-performance on the pitch.
“We have tried to match the ambitions of supporters by investing in the team - the signing of James McPake was something that everyone wanted to see.
"We would like to do more to help Pat sustain that improvement again in the January transfer window. That will depend on our core source of income - receipts from attendances at home games between now and the turn of the year.
"There is no magic wand - everyone needs to do what they can, but only if they can, in these times of economic hardship. We are impatient and want to do more. However, we can only operate within the resources available to us from supporters.”
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