Nuneaton bring ex-Peterborough man Dave Hibbert out of retirement

Former Peterborough United striker Dave Hibbert has joined Conference Premier side Nuneaton Town six months after he announced his retirement from football.

Dave Hibbert career stats

  • Port Vale: nine league apps, two goals
  • Preston: 10 league apps, no goals
  • Rotherham (loan): 21 league apps, two goals
  • Bradford (loan): 8 league apps, no goals
  • Shrewsbury: 104 league apps, 29 goals
  • Peterborough: seven league apps, one goal

The 27-year-old suffered a dislocated knee whilst playing for Posh in 2010.

He was forced to retire in April 2013 and under the terms of his insurance settlement is not permitted to play for a Football League club again.

"Dave signed on non-contract terms as we don't know if it'll work out," chief executive Ian Neale told BBC Sport.

"He has been with us for a few weeks but it is one thing training. The real test comes in a game when you have to stretch for the ball or go in for a full-blooded tackle."

Hibbert arrives at Liberty Way after front-man Andy Brown was ruled out for the foreseeable future because of a detached retina.