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Butcher tracking new faces

Hibernian boss Terry Butcher admits he would like to add to his squad before the transfer window closes at the end of the month.

Hibs have slipped into the bottom half of the table after an initial spring when the former Inverness manager replaced Pat Fenlon at the end of November.

One defeat in his first eight games - against Sunday's opponents Celtic - gave the Easter Road side genuine hope of a UEFA Cup berth next season.

However, since the New Year derby victory over Hearts, Hibs have drawn one and lost two and Butcher is keen to freshen up his squad as quickly as possible.

"We'll hopefully have something by the weekend but we'll have to wait and see," he told Sky Sports News.

"It's in the hands of the gods at the moment as some of the players we have gone after have been on loan twice during the season so can't come and play for a third club.

"It's been difficult in that respect but hopefully we will have some news soon as it's nice for the players and fans to have some fresh faces.

"But we have already shown that we have a squad here which is capable of winning football matches so I wouldn't say it was important for us to bring someone in, although it would be nice if we could do it."

You can see if Hibs get their season back on track against Celtic live on Sky Sports 1 from 12.30pm this Sunday