Hibs confirm Naismith signing

Last updated : 03 September 2019 By Steve Forbes

Hibs have confirmed the signing of Peterborough defender Jason Naismith.

The 25-year-old has signed a loan deal until the end of the season and becomes the Hibees tenth summer arrival.

Speaking to the official club website, the former Ross County and St Mirren defender said:

“I’m delighted we were able to get the deal over the line and I’m looking forward to getting started.

“No-one has to tell me how big a club Hibernian are and when I heard about their interest I didn’t have to think twice.

“I’m looking forward to meeting up with the rest of the boys this week and getting to work.”

Hibs boss Paul Heckingbottom added:

“Jason is someone who knows the league and has done well up here before.

“He’s a competitive player who will add real presence to our squad.

“Jason also showed his enthusiasm to come and play for Hibernian by helping push through the deal in time.”

Editor's View:

A solid SPFL signing who knows the league and is a welcome addition to the squad.

Tom James and David Gray are both out injured and the ageing Steven Whittaker was our only option at right back.

The worrying thing is that Hibs didn't address the obvious hole in the centre of midfield, where we are crying out for a solid midfield enforcer, however, there is still the possibility of a free agent signing.

Hibs are also crying out for a penalty box striker, ad hopefully that can be addressed as well.

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