Hibs defender Tom James signs for Leyton Orient

Last updated : 19 July 2021 By Steve Forbes

Hibs defender Tom James has today signed for English side Leyton Orient.

The 25-year-old forgotten man of Leith has signed for the League Two side on a one-year-deal.

James signed for Hibs from Yeovil Town, but had a horrid time at Easter Road, during the ill-fated spell of former manager Paul Heckingbottom.

When Jack Ross replaced Heck, the right back's fortunes didn't improve in Edinburgh, eventually being loaned out to Wigan Athletic, then Salford City.

The former Cardiff City player still had a year left on his deal, and it's unclear if Hibs recieved a small fee, or if he was free to go.

James only managed 12 appearances in his two-year spell with the Hibees, scoring 1 goal.

Editors View:

A good move for everyone involved.

James has fallen way out of the picture at the Hibees, having had two spells away from the club on loan, and having no involvement in pre-season.

The Wlslhman arrived at Easter Road with a good reputation, following a near-miss move to then Premiership side West Brom the year before.

He still had a year left on his deal, ut it's very unlikely Hibs recieved any compensation for the player, but it does get him off the wage bill, freeing up wages for anothr signing.

Good luck to Tom at his new club.

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