Hibs Summer Transfer Window Round-Up 2012/13

Last updated : 15 September 2012 By Steve Forbes

With Hibs boss Pat Fenlon capturing his 10th, and expected last, summer signing in landing Tom Taiwo yesterday, Hibs-Mad takes a look at the transfer business of the Hibees this summer.


Ben Williams - Goalkeeper - Colchester United.

29-year-old Williams was signed on a 2-year-deal, and was widely regarded as the best keeper in League One last season, has started his Hibs career in good form.

Tim Clancy - Right Back/Centre Half - Motherwell.

The Irish defender has also signed a 2-year-deal with Hibs, after signing from SPL rivals Motherwell under freedom of contract.

James McPake - Centre Half - Coventry City.

Returns to Easter Road after an outstanding loan spell in Leith last season, appointed captain, the former Livi youth player also signed a 2-year-deal after signing for a nominal fee,

Alan Maybury - Right/Left Back - St Johnstone.

Veteran former Hearts defender has signed a 1-year-deal, and has slotted in well at left back. Brings a calming influence at the back, and does the simple things well. Another Irish international.

Ryan McGivern - Left Back/Centre Half - Man City.

Versatile defender arrived on loan from Manchester City on transfer deadline day. Capped 16 times by Northern Ireland and has plenty experience due to a number of loan spells in England. 22-year-old is in Edinburgh until January.

Paul Cairney - Left/Centre Midfielder - Partick Thistle.

24-year-old signed a 2-year-deal after signing from first division side Partick Thistle. Been excellent so far in his Hibs career, full of skill and running. Scored a cracker at Parkhead against Celtic last week.

Gary Deegan - Midfielder - Coventry City.

The 24-year-old signed for the Hibees on a 1-year-deal, and is another who has started his career in Edinburgh well, hard working no nonsense player in the Matty Jack mould, fast becoming a crowd favourite with his committed displays. Another added to the Hibees Irish contingent.

Tom Taiwo - Midfielder - Carlisle United.

Hibs 10th summer signing arrived only yesterday, signed on a 2-year-deal after leaving League One side Carlisle United. 22-year-old once moved to Chelsea in a £5m double deal from Leeds United. Young but with plenty experience after over 100 gaat Brunton Park.

Leigh Griffiths - Striker - Wolves.

Arrives back in Edinburgh on loan for a second spell, died-in-wool Hibee, who has started the season on fire. Scored 3 goals already and was just named SPL Player of the Moth for August.

Shefki Kuqi - Striker - Oldham Athletic.

The veteran hitman joined the Hibees after his release from Oldham Athletic. The 35-year-old brings plenty experience to a young Hibs side, and should chip in with a few goals.


Graham Stack - Goalkeeper.

Freed by Hibs manager Pat Fenlon, struggled to find a club, but has now signed for Barnet.

Mark Brown - Goalkeeper.

Was expected to stay at Easter Road, but no offer was forthcoming. Went on trial with League Two side Southend United, but ended up signing for SPL newboys Ross County.

Ian Murray - Defender/Midfielder.

Left the club this summer after 10 years combined service, an excellent servant to the Hibees over the years. Is currently coaching in the USA, Trained with Dunfermline and at 31, should find himself a new club.

Sean O'Hanlon - Defender.

Released after a poor 12 months in Edinburgh. Arrived last summer from MK Dons, but after a poor start lost his place and never recovered. Freed on transfer deadline day, currently on trial with Dundee.

David Stephens - Defender.

Signed by John Hughes from Norwich City, and big things were expected of big "Denzel". Played quite regular, but was another who failed to take his chances when they came along. The 20-year-old Wales U21 player was released on transfer deadline day and joined Graham Stack at Barnet.

Scott Taggart - Defender.

Youngster was released at the start of the summer. The young full back spent time out on loan with Stranraer and Ayr United. Made 3 Hibees first team appearances. Signed for Morton.

Sean Welsh - Midfielder.

Another youngster who was released, Big things were expected of the die-hard Hibee, but injury hampered his progress. Spent time on trial with Partick Thistle last season, and has now made that move permanent.

Isaiah Osbourne - Midfielder.

Joined Championship side Blackpool in a surprise £200,000 deal in the summer. Only spent one year in Edinburgh, and was well liked by the Hibs support.

Garry O'Connor - Striker.

The 29-year-old finished the season as the Hibees top goalscorer on 16 goals, but left the club under a cloud due to his off-field problems. Signed for Russian outfit Tom Tomsk on an apparent £10,000 a week, 2-year-deal.

Matt Doherty - Defender - END OF LOAN.

Returned to reserve football at parent club Wolves

James McPake - Defender - END OF LOAN.

Returned to Coventry City, but then signed a permanent deal at Easter Road.

George Francomb - Defender - END OF LOAN.

Returned to Norwich City, currently on loan with AFC Wimbledon.

Ritchie Towell - Defender - END OF LOAN.

Full back returned to Celtic after a dissapointing second loan spell at Easter Road. Has since been released and is without a club.

Tom Soares - Midfielder - END OF LOAN.

Returned to Stoke City but was released, Last heard of training with Portsmouth.

Roy O'Donovan - Striker - END OF LOAN.

Returned to Coventry City.

Leigh Griffiths - Striker - END OF LOAN.

Returned to Wolves, but Hibs quickly secured the Scotland U21 striker on loan again.


Scott Smith - Defender.

Youngster joined East Fife on a 1 month loan deal.

Jordon Forster - Defender.

Another youngster to head to East Fife on loan. This time for the season.

Callum Booth - Defender.

Exciting youngster fell out-of-favour at Easter Road as the Hibees battled relegation. Joins Livi for the season.

Martin Scott - Midfielder.

Re-joins old club Ross County on loan for the season.

An incredible summer of activity down Easter Road, hopefully for the better.

10 players IN, 9 released, a further 7 loan players returning to their parent club's and another 4 sent out on loan.