LEWIS MORGAN is heading for Hibs after Sunderland boss Jack Ross opened the door for Neil Lennon.

The 22-year-old winger was linked with a loan switch to team up with his former St Mirren gaffer on Wearside for the remainder of the season.

However, Ross has revealed he has had no discussions with Brendan Rodgers during this transfer window. The ex-Paisley manager also ruled out a move to take central defender Jack Hendry to the League One side on a temporary transfer.

The Hoops are willing to allow both players to leave to get game-time elsewhere with their opportunities limited at the champions.

Morgan and Hendry joined the club a year ago with the forward agreeing a £300,000 switch from the Saints and the centre-half costing £1.3million from Dundee.

First team appearances have been few and far between for the Scotland internationals.

Morgan has started just one game, but has featured in 13 outings while Hendry has not figured since the 3-1 defeat from RB Salzburg in Austria on October 4. He has started 11 matches, but Rodgers believes the youngsters will benefit from moves elsewhere – as has been proved by Ryan Christie after his 18-month stint at Aberdeen.

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