Ex Hibs midfielder Mark Milligan signs for Southend United

Last updated : 01 July 2019 By Steve Forbes

Freed ex Hibs midfielder Mark Milligan has today signed for Southend United.

The 33-year-old left Easter Road in the summer one-year in to a two-year deal, after Hibs boss Paul Heckingbottom decided to exercise a clause in his deal that could end his contract after 12 months.

The Australian captain did well for the Hibees, and it was a shock to see him go.

Milligan has signed a one-year-deal with the League One side, with the option of a further year.

There is also intention for 79 times capped player to then become a coach with either the first team or academy for a further two years after.

Editor's View:

Good luck to big Mark, he did well for us, and it was quite a shock to see Hibs release him.

Southend is a decent move for him, a promotion away from th English Championship, and with the added incentive of a coaching role after his playing days are over.

Hibs have still to replace "big Milly" and his quality should stand out in League One in England.

Southend have got themselves a cracking player.

There's a couple of other players in the Southend squad known to Scottish Football, Mark Oxley the former Hibs keeper will be a team-mate and so will former Rangers defender Rob Kiernan.

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