Colin Calderwood has no plans to overhaul Hibernian squad

New boss sees plenty to work with in coming months
Hibernian manager Colin Calderwood insists he has no plans to make drastic changes to the squad he has inherited.

The former Nottingham Forest boss left his job as assistant manager at Newcastle United last week to take up the post at Easter Road.

Despite 16 players being out of contract in the summer, Calderwood insists every player will be given chance to prove their worth in the next few months.

"They're very enthusiastic, very open to what we're putting to them," the Hibs boss said.

"I've got to fully understand what values they've got for us at the minute and we're nowhere near that yet."

Calderwood has expressed his delight at the transfer budget handed to him, claiming it is "absolutely perfect", and he intends on bringing in players from England.

"It's a market that is more familiar to me," he added.

"The advantage of coming up here is it's top-level football, compared to a league or two below down there.

"But there are some good ones and we recruited good ones at the clubs I've been at before.

"I fully intend to make sure anybody that joins the club adds to the quality we've got here and is an important and influential signing."

Although Calderwood is yet to set his sights on any players, he is already making plans to add to his squad.

"We've got to have knowledge of certain individuals, what qualities they have," he said.

"We should have it on a database, with a choice of four or five, understand their situations contractually and be able to move forward if possible."

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