Domestic action returns this weekend as Hibs resume their Premiership campaign with a trip to Dundee.

The international break was a memorable one, with Scotland toasting their qualification for Euro 2024 - plus a number of current Hibees got minutes for their respective nations across various competitions and continents.

These intervals can sometimes create a news vacuum back home but there have been plenty of talking points from Easter Road to dissect. Hibs Observer editor Patrick McPartlin sat down writer Liam Bryce to review the last fortnight and look ahead to what's yet to come.

Earlier this week, manager Nick Montgomery was asked about the future of Paul Hanlon and Lewis Stevenson, with club stalwarts both set to enter the final six months of their respective contracts. Montgomery refused to be drawn on what comes next for them, insisting contract situations will be addressed later in the season. But what is the most likely outcome - extended deals for both players, or is it time for Hibs to move on?

Elsewhere, the club have begun a consultation process with fans over the potential introduction of a safe standing section at Easter Road. Supporters are being canvassed for their opinion on what would be a major change to the stadium experience, and we've discussed the positives it would bring, as well as any hurdles the process might encounter.

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On Wednesday, we analysed whether Kevin van Veen's public declaration that he fancies a return to the Scottish Premiership should interest Hibs. The Dutch striker scored 29 goals in 44 appearances for Motherwell last season before returning to his homeland with FC Groningen. However, a fall-out with manager Dick Lukkien has Van Veen eyeing up another stint in Scotland. But with Elias Melkersen returning, other positions requiring added depth, and an already high average age in the squad - is Van Veen the type of signing Hibs require just now?

You can watch the full Thursday morning briefing via the video player above.