Hibs defender Paul Hanlon signs new deal

Last updated : 16 November 2021 By Steve Forbes

Hibs have today revealed that defender Paul Hanlon has signed a new deal with the club.

The 31-year-old club captain has signed a new deal that will run until the summer of 2024.

Hanlon has played 481 games for the club and is currently 8th on the all time appearance list or the club, just behind Peter Kerr (483) and Eddie Turnbull (487).

The club youth product, of course, was part of the club's 2016 Scottish Cup winning side and has been a mainstay in the side for over a decade.

Speaking to the official club website, he said:

“I’m absolutely delighted. Talks moved forward when Ben Kensell came in and I’m really glad it’s over the line.

“When I was younger, my main aim was to just play for Hibs, which I’ve managed to do, and everything else has been a bonus. I’m delighted to represent and play for my boyhood club for a number of years.

“I feel like I’m coming into my peak years as a central defender, and hopefully more is still to come. It’s an honour to be captain of this club and hopefully I can be a successful one.”

Hibs boss Jack Ross added:

“It’s clear to everyone how much this football club means to Paul and equally how important he is to this team.

“Paul is an outstanding professional and sets standards on a daily basis by how he trains and conducts himself.

“He is continuing to develop his leadership qualities by having the responsibility of club captaincy and I am delighted that he will remain part of our continued future progress.”

Hibernian-Mad View:

More good news coming out of the club, Paul has been fantastic servant for the club since making his debut in 2008 against Inverness Caley Thistle.

Mixu Paatelainen handed him his first start in 3-0 win in the Scottish Cup clash at Easter Road.

A game Dean Shiels scored a hat-trick in.

Congratulations Paul.

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