Hibs defender Paul McGinn signs new deal

Last updated : 09 October 2020 By Steve Forbes

In what can only be described as a dream day, Hibs defender Paul McGinn has added to his Scotland call-up, by signing a new contract with the Hibees.

The 29-year-old ex St Mirren player has signed a new deal that will keep him tied to Easter Road until 2022.

McGinn, called upto Steve Clarke's Scotland squad to face Slovakia and the Czech Republic in nations league clashes, has been outstanding for the club and has been rewarded for his fine form with a new deal.

Hibs boss Jack Ross said:

“I think I speak for everyone at Hibernian when I say how pleased we are for Paul and how proud we are of him. It’s great to see him in the Scotland squad.

“I spoke to Steve Clarke and it’s clear he has been watching Paul’s form with interest.

“He’s a manager’s dream and has been since I first worked with him all those years ago at Dumbarton. The type of player who is a good team-mate, first and foremost, and gives you everything he has on a weekly basis.

"I’m also pleased he has agreed to extend his contract here at Easter Road. It was a pretty short conversation for all parties.

“Paul has played a big part in our strong start to the season and he’s the first to say how much he enjoys it here. It’s come later in his career and maybe that means he appreciates it all the more.”

Editors View:

Excellent news for both the player and the club.

He has been outstanding since signing from St Mirren, and with no right back really staking a claim to be Scotland's first choice, McGinn could use this chance to push himself to the front of the queue.

To back that up by signing a new deal is excellent work from the club once again

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