Hibernian boss discusses links with Bristol Rovers transfer target

Luke McCormick’s reported other interested party Hibernian have remained coy on their pursuit

<p>Luke McCormick has been linked with a return to Bristol Rovers this summer. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)</p>

Luke McCormick has been linked with a return to Bristol Rovers this summer. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Hibernian manager Lee Johnson has remained coy on speculation linking him with a move for AFC Wimbledon midfielder Luke McCormick.

Last week McCormick was linked with a move to the Scottish Premiership outfit, in addition to Bristol Rovers and Portsmouth.

Portsmouth’ stance has since been revealed that the Blues aren’t pursuing a move for him which has dwindled the list down to two.

Hibs’ stance meanwhile is slightly unclear with nothing being dismissed as of yet but now the former Bristol City boss has spoken.

Keeping his cards close to his chest, he said to Sky Sports in an interview: "We get linked with a lot of players, don’t we?

“We’ve got a number of players on our list in every position and all clubs at these levels have the same, but it would be very rude of me to speak about someone else’s player.”

The Edinburgh Evening News believes that McCormick is a player that ‘the club’ likes, things are being kept under wraps.

McCormick has yet to play in any of the five matches that the Dons have played this season with an injury ruling him out for their first few games.

Reports in South London say that no club has met their valuation which stands at £200,000 as of yet.

Wimbledon want a fee that would make a transfer worthwhile as part of it will go into the coffers of Premier League giants Chelsea, as part of the agreement when he moved to Plough Lane last summer.

They have already sold midfielder Jack Rudoni to Huddersfield Town and want to maintain a squad that is capable of bouncing back from relegation at the first time of asking.

Rovers have already started considering alternative options, such as Burnley’s Adam Phillips, who was on loan at Morecambe and Accrington Stanley for the past two seasons.

Transfer business at the Memorial Stadium is expected to take place towards the latter stages of the window when more players futures are decided, such as fringe and young players on the books of Premier League and Championship clubs.