Hibernian: Leigh Griffiths and Ryan McGivern extend loan spells

Hibs have confirmed that striker Leigh Griffiths and defender Ryan McGivern will remain at Easter Road on loan until the end of the season.

Griffiths, on loan from Wolves, has scored 14 goals this term while Manchester City's McGivern has been a first-team regular.

"We are delighted to be able to keep both players until the end of the season," said Hibs boss Pat Fenlon.

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This season's been the most enjoyable of my career

Leigh Griffiths

"Both Leigh and Ryan have made massive contributions to the team."

Griffiths's loan agreement was due to expire after the Scottish Premier League clash with Dundee on Saturday.

The 22-year-old joined Hibs in August 2011, after he had signed for Wolves from Dundee, with the loan extended to the end of that season.

He returned to Easter Road in July 2012 and has been in rich goal-scoring form.

Griffiths said he was delighted to extend his stay at Easter Road.

"This season has been the most enjoyable of my career so far and I'm really pleased to be staying at Hibs," said the striker.

"I've been playing for the team I support and scoring goals to help the club challenge near the top of the table.

"Now the loan deal has been extended I can focus on my football and repay the club and the manager for continuing to show their faith in me."

McGivern said he was enjoying playing regular first-team football at Easter Road.

"Ever since I moved here to Hibs, I've felt part of the club and I'm really pleased to be able to stay here until the end of the season," he added.