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Marc McNulty Returns To Hibs On Loan

He’s effectively traded in a loan stay at Sunderland for one north of the border.

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Reading have sort of had another exit this evening, sort of not. Marc McNulty was on loan at League One side Sunderland, but after failing to impress he’s traded that in for a stint with Hibernian in Scotland that will last until the end of this current campaign.

Of course, McNulty went on loan to Hibs this time last season. The striker had a temporary stay at Easter Road in the first half of 2019 after an unconvincing few months following his arrival from Coventry City. He did very well there, getting eight goals and five assists in 17 appearances, not to mention earning a call up to the Scottish national side.

He was eventually taken to the Stadium of Light in the summer by the-then Sunderland manager Jack Ross, who’s now brought him to Hibs. McNulty joins a side that’s slap bang in the middle of the Scottish Premiership, sitting sixth in the 12-team division.

This doesn’t really affect Reading all that much in the short term, with McNulty out on loan either way. Hopefully though he can put himself in the shop window well enough to prompt a permanent exit in the summer - thereby ideally getting Reading a transfer fee and taking his wages off our books permanently.