Hibs defender Callum Crane signs for Livingston

Hibs have made their second announcement of the evening, with the news that young defender Callum Crane has left the club following the end of his contract.

The 22-year-old hasn't wasted time though, just like keeper Cammy Bell, he has found himself a new club - joining Livingston for an 'undisclosed fee'.

Crane has signed a two-year-deal at the Tony Macaroni Stadium.

Speaking to the official Livi website, interim manager David Martindale said: 

“I’m excited by the signing of Callum as I believe he can play in a variety of positions, predominantly on the left-hand side. Callum is a more natural left back but can play up one at left midfield, and I think he can be adapted to play at left centre midfield through time.

“I have had various scout reports on Callum and watched him myself since the start of last season. Everything was very positive and I felt we had to try to get him on board if we possibly could. I would like to thank Hibernian for their help in the transfer of Callum to Livingston.

“It’s an exciting younger signing for the club with Callum just recently turning 22. He played a huge part in Alloa’s promotion to the Championship last season.

“We need an array of talent and ages within our First Team squad. I’m hoping Callum can come in this season and stake a claim for a jersey, but getting him on a 2-year deal will allow him time to bed-in and develop for the longer term benefit of both himself and the Club. Similar to Jack McMillan and Dylan Mackin last season.

“The squad is shaping up very well and I’m extremely happy how our recruitment has gone to date. I can assure everyone that we are working very hard behind the scenes and will keep you all updated as and when anything comes to fruition.”

Crane made two appearances for the Hibees first team in his time at Easter Road.

Hibernian-Mad would like to wish Callum all the best with his new club.

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