Reports in Honduras yesterday suggested that the midfielder had extended his loan deal from Motagua, although it is understood that no paperwork has yet been signed.
It will likely be a short-lived inconvenience since his parent club are content to extend his curfew in Edinburgh until the end of the season. That news was delivered first from Honduras but its impact will still be felt at Easter Road. With Leigh Griffiths and Ryan McGivern also extending their loans, the continued presence of Claros will ensure Hibs are able to recognise their reflection in the transfer window when it closes next week. They had risked losing three important players but are expected to retain each of them.
"Claros is staying at Hibernian," said Julio Gutierrez, the Motagua president, yesterday, apparently prematurely. "We have signed a deal with the club for another six months. The player is happy in Scotland because he plays every week. Basically, we discussed the situation with Jorge and he wanted to be allowed to stay on in Scotland. We think it is important the player is happy and we hope he continues to perform well."
That Claros is a quiet influence in the Hibs midfield means that he can play well without truly impacting on a game. His adopted side have also been less assertive in recent matches – Hibs have won just once in their last seven league games ahead of a trip to Aberdeen tomorrow – and it will require others to recover the same form that helped take the Edinburgh club to the top of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League earlier this season.
"I should have more goals," said striker Eoin Doyle, who has not scored in four matches. "I have had a few missed chances that I have not been happy with. You always feels that you want, and need, to score more goals and when you miss a chance or half-a-chance it bugs you.
"With me, it plays on my mind for a couple of days. I'm hard on myself and when I miss a chance – especially when it could change a game – then I think about it for a couple of days."
Clark Robertson might also be forgiven a few pensive moments given how injury disrupted the start to his season at Aberdeen. However, the teenager is now eager to become an established presence for the Pittodrie side. "I have played 50 games for Aberdeen and I am only 19, so I am getting there," he said. "I am learning a lot."