Jason Naismith injury is bad news for the player and for Peterborough United and Hibernian

Peterborough United full-back Jason Naismith, who is on loan at Scottish Premier Division Hibernian, has damaged knee ligaments and will miss the rest of the season.

Tuesday, 21st January 2020, 3:38 pm
Updated Tuesday, 21st January 2020, 7:24 pm
Jason Naismith in action for Posh last season.

It’s a blow for the player and for Posh who were confident Hibs would buy Naismith at the end of the season.

The 25-year-old was placed on the transfer list by Posh in the summer at the end of his sole season at London Road.

He moved to Hibs on a season-long loan and has played well, but picked up his injury in the weekend Scottish FA Cup tie against Dundee United.

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“It’s bad news for Jason as he’d been doing well up there,” Posh director of football Barry Fry said. “He was reunited with a former manager who clearly rates him and there was an expectation they would sign him.

“Our primary concern is Jason’s recovery though. He’s a top man who has never given us a moment’s concern.”

Posh have no bids for any of their players currently on loan, not even midfielder George Cooper who has been earning rave reviews at League Two Plymouth.