By: Hibernian Media on 06 Nov, 2019 15:12
We are pleased to report that Darren McGregor has stepped up his comeback from injury with a return to full training.
Following Martin Boyle’s recovery from a long-term knee complaint, Darren has been able re-join his team-mates at the Hibernian Training Centre.
The modern-day Hibernian legend hasn’t featured for the Hibees since having to be substituted early with a lower abdominal injury in the 5-3 Betfred Cup win over Greenock Morton back in August.
Having thrown himself into his rehabilitation under the watchful eye of the staff at HTC, the experienced centre-back is pushing hard to get back to full fitness.
Darren said: “It’s been a frustrating few months but I have to thank the staff at HTC for all their hard work to help me get back to this point.
“Anyone who knows me knows how much I love playing football – particularly for Hibernian – and I can’t wait to be back out there to help the boys.”
Darren turned a few heads at HTC this week with a new youthful look, having shaved off his trademark beard as he raises fund close to his heart for Movember.
His story - going from part-time football to living the dream and lifting the Scottish Cup with his boyhood heroes - is well known.
Along the way he famously served future team-mates – including Lewis Stevenson – while working for Edinburgh fashion store Xile, whose founder, Pat O’Flaherty, took him under his wing.
Pat sadly passed away last year and now the team at Xile, along with Darren, are looking to raise funds in his memory to help in Movember’s attempts to halve the number of deaths from prostate cancer by 2030.
Darren added: “Pat meant so much to me and a lot of other people.
“He was a massive Hibernian supporter. He was a regular at games and club functions, as well as sponsoring the youth teams.
“He’s greatly missed.”