By: Hibernian Media on 25 Aug, 2015 10:59
Darren McGregor says he is thrilled to have agreed a two-year deal to join Hibernian – the club he has always supported.
The Edinburgh-born defender previously experienced spells with both Cowdenbeath and St Mirren and he was named Player of the Year at Rangers last season.
The 30-year-old parted company with Rangers on Monday and says the lure of playing for Hibernian was irresistible.
Speaking exclusively to hibernianfc.co.uk, 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 says he is delighted to be able to add the experienced centre-half to the squad.
Stubbs said: “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 has been handed the number 24 shirt and hopefully the club’s latest signing will be available to feature in Wednesday night’s Scottish League Cup second round tie against Stranraer at Easter Road (kick off 7.45pm).
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The full interview with new signing Darren McGregor will be available to watch later on Hibs TV.