Hibs complete double swoop

Hibs boss Colin Calderwood today completed the signing of two more players to make it three in a week, as he bolsters his squad ahead of an SPL relegation dogfight.

Following on from the capture of Nottingham Forest midfielder Matt Thornhill on a 2-and-a-half-year-deal on Monday, the Hibees moved to snap up another two today.

Ross County midfielder Martin Scott was secured on a three-and-a-half-year-deal, for a fee in the region of £100,000.

Scott, 24, has played over 100 games for the Dingwall side, and was part of the Staggies side that made it to the Scottish Cup Final last season, defeating Hibs and Celtic on the way.

He has also played for his hometown team Livingston, and became Calderwood’s second signing of the window.

Speaking to the clubs official website, Scott said:

"Looking at it, Hibernian is a massive club and it is a real privilege for me to come here.

"I'm delighted with the move and the chance to come and try to establish myself at Hibernian.

"Easter Road is an amazing stadium and I'm thoroughly looking forward to the challenge and the fight ahead by helping Hibernian to get points on the board."

Calderwood also moved to snap up young full back Ritchie Towell on loan from Celtic for the rest of the season.

The 19-year-old Republic of Ireland U21 international can play at right back, right midfield or the centre of midfield.

Towell was also delighted with his move to the Leith San Siro, he said:

"It is a brilliant move for me and I'm delighted to come to a big club like Hibernian.

"Now I want to make an impact in the team and help Hibernian to climb up the table.

"It would be brilliant to be able to make my debut against Rangers; games don't get any bigger than that. Hopefully I can play some part in the game and help Hibernian win.

"The time with Hibernian will be massive for my development. I trained for the first time with the squad today (Tuesday) and everything is really positive."