Hibs sign defender Kyle McClelland

Last updated : 18 June 2022 By Steve Forbes

Hibs have today confirmed the signing of freed Rangers player Kyle McClelland.

The 20-year-old has signed a three-year-deal, with the option of a further year at Easter Road, after he left Rangers.

McClelland has been signed for the Hibees development side as they look to further develop him for the future.

The former Ibrox kid has played for the Glasgow sides B and U19 team, as well as having a short loan spell with Falkirk.

He has also been capped by Northern Ireland at U17, U19 and U21 level.

Hibs Academy Director Steve Kean commented:

“We’re delighted we’ve managed to bring a player of Kyle’s quality to the Club and into the Development Team.

“Supporters will see a cultured centre-back that’s excellent at breaking lines and making passes. He’s a real modern-day centre-half that is very comfortable stepping out with the ball and building attacks from the back.

“Defensively he’s a very good one-on-one defender, which shows he has real belief in his own ability.

“Our Development Squad games programme will really push him on as he experiences different types of opposition, different challenges and different experiences. We aim to develop his all-round game so he can eventually become a First Team player.”


McClelland becomes the latest youngster the Hibees have signed up for the club's new-look development side next season.

On paper he looks like a kid with big potential, and if Hibs can get it right, he could become a big player for us in the future.

Hibs are building a really exciting looking development side for next season, it will be interesting to see how they get on, with a batch of new faces added to the exciting youngsters already in the U19 side.

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