Dundee United manager Ray McKinnon won’t discuss Simon Murray’s future until after the play-off final.
Hibs are the latest side to be credited with an interest in the on-form frontman, with Easter Road manager Neil Lennon even waxing lyrical on TV about his performance against Falkirk on Friday night.
The former Arbroath player is about to fall out of contract so the Tangerines will have competition if they want to keep him at Tannadice.
However, with United facing the considerable challenge of the two-legged Premiership promotion decider against Hamilton Accies this week, McKinnon doesn’t want to consider the matter until the dust has settled.
“I never knew anything about it (the Hibs speculation) until I walked in here,” said McKinnon as he prepared his players for tomorrow’s home leg at their St Andrews training base.
“So it is all news to me.
“Listen, we will just focus on these games and deal with everything after Sunday’s second leg.
“Interest shows how well he is doing.
“Simon is a good striker and he has shown, in the last few games, what he can do.
“We are absolutely delighted with that because, when he is in form, he is a real threat for us.
“Let’s hope he maintains his form for the next two games.
“I am confident he will because he really has set the tone. He has been great.
“Simon is lively and is someone who has the bit between his teeth.
“He is fit, he looks strong and he looks sharp.
“He is out of contract but I’m not speaking about Simon any more today – I’ll speak about him on Monday or Tuesday.”