Mark Milligan to leave Hibs

Last updated : 19 May 2019 By Steve Forbes

Hibs have revealed that Mark Milligan will leave the club in the summer.

The 33-year-old Australian international signed for the Hibees last summer on a one-year-deal, with the option of a second, but the club has decided against taking up the second year, as boss Paul Heckingbottom looks to re-build his squad over the summer.

Today's game against Aberdeen will be his farewell match, along with Hibs legend Marvin Bartley who has signed a pre-contract with Livingston.

Speaking to the official website Milligan said:


“I’d just like to thank everyone at Hibernian for the opportunity to play for this great club and experience Scottish football.

“I’ve really enjoyed my time here and I’m sorry it’s come to an end.

“I hope the club continues to go from strength to strength and I would like to thank all the wonderful team-mates, members of staff and supporters I’ve met along the way.”

Hibs boss Paul Heckingbottom said:

“Mark has been the ultimate professional since Robbie and I walked through the door, as you would expect from someone who captains his country and has featured in four World Cups.

“His experience and versatility has been important and Mark’s been a great influence on our younger players in particular.

“He couldn’t have given any more for the cause and I’d like to wish him well for the next chapter in his career.”

Milligan has played 30 games for Hibs.

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