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Darren McGregor signs two year deal with Hibernian

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Defender Darren McGregor has signed a two year deal with Hibernian after he was released from Rangers just 24 hours ago.

The 30 year old made 53 appearances last season for Rangers and secured a one year extension keeping him at the club until the summer of 2016.

However, the former St.Mirren defender fell out of favour at Ibrox following the appointment of Mark Warburton as manager and he fell down the pecking order behind summer signings Danny Wilson and Rob Kiernan.

Speaking exclusively to the official Hibernian website, McGregor said: “I’m absolutely delighted to sign for Hibs – it’s a dream come true for me to play for the club. I’ve supported Hibs my whole life, so to now get the opportunity to sign for the club is brilliant.

“I enjoyed my time with Rangers and now that has ended I’m really excited about starting the next chapter of my career at my club and helping Hibs to challenge for promotion.”

Head coach Alan Stubbs added: “We’re delighted to be able to welcome Darren into the group – his arrival provides real competition for places. He has always played well against us and he is strong, experienced player and a good professional.

“We’re always looking to strengthen the squad and the arrival of Darren will do exactly that. The fact that he is also a lifelong Hibs supporter is great and this move provides him with the opportunity to fulfil the dream of playing for his team.”

McGregor could be set to make his Hibernian debut in Wednesday night’s Scottish League Cup second round tie against Stranraer at Easter Road.

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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