Hibs sign Gary Deegan from Coventry City on one-year deal

Hibernian have signed midfielder Gary Deegan from Coventry City.

The Leith club say the 24-year-old has joined on "an initial one-year contract after terms were agreed for his permanent transfer".

Born in Dublin, Deegan previously worked with Hibs manager Pat Fenlon when both were Bohemians,

"It's a perfect move for me and I'm excited about what we can achieve in the season ahead," Deegan told Hibs' official website.

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He is the type of character who won't let you down

Pat Fenlon Hibernian manager

"Pat is a manager who gets the best out of me. When I played for him at Bohemians, I felt he improved me as a player and we enjoyed a lot of success before I earned my move to England.

"I know some of the players, especially James McPake. He has told me all about the club, its supporters and the massive potential that exists at the club.

"I can't wait to get started and to get stuck into the challenge of helping Hibernian to improve on last season."

Fenlon added: "Gary is a player I've wanted to bring to Hibernian ever since I first came here to the football club.

"He is exactly the type of player and character, who will help to move the team forward.

"Gary is an honest, committed player, who is technically very good, but who also won't get bullied in the middle of the park.

"He is a strong boy who will offer us something different in our midfield and he's the type of player our supporters will take to.

"Gary knows exactly what I expect from him and he is the type of character who won't let you down."

Deegan is not eligible for Sunday's match against Dundee United at Tannadice on Sunday but he could make his debut in next weekend's Edinburgh derby at Easter Road.