Collins aims to keep Hibs duo
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
John Collins is not surprised Scott Brown and Kevin Thomson are being courted by Charlton.
John Collins is not surprised Hibernian duo Scott Brown and Kevin Thomson are being courted by Charlton Athletic.
Hibs have rejected a £3million offer for the midfield pair, who are unhappy the SPL club will not offer them new contracts.
Brown has also expressed his disappointment that, given new deals at Easter Road are not forthcoming, the bid from Charlton was also knocked back.
Collins is keen to hang on to Brown and Thomson, and is happy chairman Rod Petrie turned down Charlton's double bid.
The Hibs boss can understand why the Premiership strugglers are chasing his players, but Collins is not looking to encourage any interest.
"That's what happens when you have good football players at the club," Collins told Sky Sports News.
"There's always going to be speculation and there's always going to be clubs interested.
"All we're interested in is winning football matches."
Regards incoming players at Hibs, Collins acknowledged an interest in Alan Gow, who is out of contract at Falkirk at the end of the season.
He added: "He's a player that we're interested in, I won't tell a lie there, but he is one of many on our list."