Clubs in Leagues One and Two are showing interest in former Carlisle United man Harry McKirdy.

Reports say the Hibernian forward is being eyed by clubs south of the border.

Newly-promoted third-tier club Leyton Orient are keeping tabs on the 26-year-old.

And, according to The Real EFL, Colchester United in League Two would also like to bring the ex-Blues attacker back to the EFL.

The U's are managed by Ben Garner, who was in charge at Swindon Town when McKirdy enjoyed an impressive 2021/22 season with the Robins.

McKirdy joined Hibs from Swindon last August but has struggled to make an impact at Easter Road.

He is yet to score in 23 appearances for the Scottish Premiership side.

The striker has also courted controversy with a number of social media posts.

A loan deal back to England is now the subject of speculation for the player who was Carlisle's top scorer in the 2019/20 season before being released - McKirdy going on to express his dislike for Carlisle in a number of social media posts.

He also scored and starred for Swindon in their 3-0 win at Brunton Park in February 2022 - a game which triggered the departures of Keith Millen and David Holdsworth from Carlisle and the return of Paul Simpson.