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Young Hibernian keeper trials with West Brom

Hibernian's 19 year old stopper David Grof has left for a week on trial with Premiership West Brom. Boss Mixu Paatelainen said he had no problem letting Grof go to the Hawthorns and hopes he will come back refreshed and ready to challenge for a first-team place.

Paatelainen told the Scotsman: "David has gone to train with West Brom this week and it is a good opportunity for him.

"We will see how he copes with it, the different surroundings and a different group of players.

"We have got good goalkeepers at the club and I am delighted with the situation that we are in at the moment. I don't think that David is ready for the first team at the moment, but there is no doubt that he is a talented young goalkeeper and a very talented prospect.

"I didn't want to stand in his way because he is an ambitious boy, I don't think there is a young player out there who doesn't have that kind of attitude. He wants to push himself and that is a good thing.

"But he is a good keeper, we need competition for places, and if he comes back to the club then he will be welcomed back."

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