Daryl Horgan will leave Hibernian in the coming days, the Scottish Premiership club's manager Jack Ross has confirmed, adding that a return to England is "most likely".
The former Dundalk and Preston North End winger has been at Hibs since 2018 and had made four league appearances for the Edinburgh club this season.
But the Galway native, who has won six Republic of Ireland caps since 2017, was left out of Sunday's clash against Aberdeen.
Speaking ahead of the 1-0 defeat, Hibs manager Ross confirmed Horgan's exit was imminent.
"Daryl Horgan isn't involved today as it is likely he will move on from the club in the next few days," Ross told Sky Sports.
"It's something that has been potentially on the horizon for the last couple of weeks. So it was important we addressed that by bringing Jamie [Murphy] in."
He added: "Daryl is most likely going to return to England so we had to go about finding a replacement and a creative wide player."
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