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Caldwell moves to Hibernian

Published: Thursday 31 January 2002, 22.40CET
Scottish strugglers Hibernian FC have signed Scottish under-21 international Gary Caldwell. features

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Published: Thursday 31 January 2002, 22.40CET

Caldwell moves to Hibernian

Scottish strugglers Hibernian FC have signed Scottish under-21 international Gary Caldwell.
Scottish Premier League strugglers Hibernian FC strengthened their side on Thursday with the capture of Scottish Under-21 international Gary Caldwell.

Loan deal
Manager Franck Sauzée has signed the 19-year-old defender on loan from English FA Premiership side Newcastle United FC until the end of the season. The Frenchman is feeling the pressure at Easter Road with the Edinburgh team sitting precariously close to the bottom of the table. They play champions Celtic FC this weekend and Caldwell could be in line for a baptism of fire.

'No worries'
Sauzée said: “He'll be in the squad for Saturday and I'd have no worries about playing him. He may not have much experience in terms of first-team football, but you have to start sometime. It's not easy for us at the moment, but I am sure Gary will bring a good spirit and a freshness."

Permanent switch?
Sauzée has refused to rule out Caldwell’s loan move turning into a permanent switch. "Gary is coming to help us out to the end of the season, but after that we will see. I don't know exactly what the situation will be," he said.

Martin move
Meanwhile, Sauzée is planning to meet trialist and former AS Monaco FC team-mate Lilian Martin to discuss a move to the Scottish capital. "Lilian has done well, he is strong with very good experience and I think we will make a decision tomorrow," he said. "I'll speak with him then but, of course, it also depends on what Lilian wants to do, whether he wants to come to Scotland."

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