The Tigers have endured a difficult start to life back in the second tier, suffering three straight defeats following a resounding 4-1 win at Preston North End on the opening day. James Scott’s departure was more of a necessity than a desire, with the club operating under transfer restrictions that mean they can only have a maximum squad size of 25 players.
McCann said: “I think for us in terms of protecting our asset, it’s important James Scott plays football, so I think it suits both parties that he goes and plays football – he’s going to a good manager in Jack Ross, a big team in Hibs.
“I’m hoping he can go there and get his confidence back and show people what he’s about, and maybe we’ll see him again come January.
“He’s been really unfortunate here, he really has and we think highly of him. We feel as if he’s going to have a big future at the football club.” he added.
The Tigers welcome Bournemouth to the MKM Stadium looking to extend the one point gap between them and the bottom three on the cusp of the international break.
There are many things that Grant McCann would have liked to have had the ability to do this summer, and not having to temporarily offload James Scott may well be one of them.
The 20-year-old has provided excellent cover in forward areas for the Tigers in recent seasons and now with an injury to key man Mallik Wilks up top, could have been a decent option to have in the squad.
Despite the difficulties off the pitch, not many see Hull plummeting back to the third tier this season, there is the potential that if the situation changes at board level there will be scope to exercise the recall option and Scott can have his second crack at the Championship in the latter stages of the season.