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Hibernian Women secure pre-contract signing of Toni Malone

Hibernian Women are delighted to announce that American midfielder, Toni Malone, will join the club from 1 July, 2021, subject to international clearance.

Toni will join the club after playing for FC Wacker Innsbruck in the OFB Frauen Bundesliga, having previously played for Oregon State University.

Securing the left-sided midfielder’s signature means Dean Gibson now has three new players to add to his squad in the summer, alongside the previously announced Emma Heikkilä and Gabby English.

After tasting European football in Austria, Toni can’t wait to get started in Scotland, saying, “First of all, I am thankful for this opportunity. I’ve heard wonderful things about Edinburgh and am looking forward to the new challenge of playing football in a new environment and a new country.

“I chose Hibernian because right away I felt like the coaching staff was invested in me as a player and a person, and I think playing for this club could help me grow in both of those areas. I also have extended family in the Edinburgh area so that was a plus for me. I’m excited to be a Hibee!”

Gibson also added, “I’m delighted to add Toni to the squad from July onwards, it’s another signing that’s only going to add a great deal of quality and depth to a team that’s already very competitive.

“Toni is a player who suits the style we want at Hibernian: aggressive, quick and exciting when she gets into the opposition half. She can operate as a midfielder or full back and adds a bit more balance to the group being left footed. We look forward to adding Toni to the squad for next season.”