Grecians undecided over duo

Hibernian boss Pat Fenlon claims he has not given up on keeping

Wolves striker Leigh Griffiths next season.

Griffiths was recently named as the Scottish Football Writers’

player of the year after scoring 28 goals for Hibs during his loan

spell but is set to return to Molineux in the summer.

Fenlon is desperate to keep the 22-year-old Scotland

international but admits he is also looking at other options for

next season.

“I have spoken about Leigh’s situation so many times,” said

Fenlon, quoted in the Daily Record. “We are looking to strengthen

the squad over the summer in a number of positions.

“With Eoin Doyle going and, possibly Leigh too, we’ve been

looking in that area for quite a while now and I’ll continue to do

that.

“We will only know how difficult it is to replace Leigh if we

need to replace him. Maybe we can then answer that question at the

end of next season.

“We’re actively looking for players to add to our forward line,

where we have two excellent young strikers under contract in Ross

Caldwell and Danny Handling.

“But no matter what happens I know we need to bring strikers

in.”

The Grecians announced the quintet of midfielder Tommy Doherty,

defenders Steve Tully and Myles Anderson and strikers John O’Flynn

and Tom Nichols have been handed fresh terms to stay on at St James

Park.

However, 35-year-old midfielder Oakley and 37-year-old striker

Cureton, who made over 70 appearances between them last term, could

walk away from Exeter despite ongoing talks with the club.

Chief executive Julian Tagg told the club’s official website:

“We continue to live within our means and will be acting in the

interests of the long-term health of our club as a whole this

summer, which places extra emphasis on value.

“But we retain optimism in our outlook as we continue to work

hard to tie up contracts.”

Last month boss Paul Tisdale confirmed goalkeeper Rhys Evans,

defender Kevin Amankwaah, midfielder Mark Molesley and striker

Guillem Bauza would not be retained and winger Elliott Frear has

now been informed he will not be offered a new deal either.