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Hibs are after Adam

TERRY Butcher has confirmed that Hibernian have made an approach to Inverness star striker Adam Rooney.

The Dublin-born forward has attracted interest from clubs in England, Russia and Switzerland after scoring 14 goals for Butcher's side this season and, as he's out of contract in the summer, Rooney is free to speak to other clubs, including Hibs.

"Adam has talked to Hibs and there have been one or two inquiries but no one has actually made a bid or followed it up," said Butcher.

"Adam can sign a pre-contract with anyone but, as far as we are concerned, there has been no other club anywhere near close to speaking to him with regards to a pre-contract.

"I think Hibs were talking about not so much a pre-contract but getting him at the end of the season. I am not anticipating much happening between now and this weekend."

IRISH U21 cap Jay O'Shea has joined League Two side Port Vale on loan from Birmingham City.

The former Galway United man had just returned to St Andrew's after a spell on loan at Stevenage but Blues boss Alex McLeish has sent the midfielder out again and former Dundalk boss Jim Gannon moved quickly to bring him to Port Vale.

"I'm very pleased to be at Vale," O'Shea said. "It was good the move came about so quickly."