Jackson Irvine has signed for Hibs until the end of the season following his spell at Hull City.

The Australian started his career at Celtic before taking in spells at Kilmarnock and Ross County, form at the latter earning him a move to Burton Albion. His performances there then earned him a transfer to Hull City.

Irvine has signed for Hibs.

Irvine has signed for Hibs. (Photo by Jacques Feeney/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Irvine made 112 appearances with the Tigers before leaving in July last year, his contract expiring as the Championship kicked off to complete the 2019/20 season after lockdown. He has been without a club since.

He is Jack Ross’ second winter signing after the arrival of Matt Macey from Arsenal. The towering goalkeeper made his debut away to Celtic on Monday night, Macey making a number of saves as the game finished 1-1.

Ross said: “We’re delighted to be able to add a player of Jackson’s calibre to the squad and I think he’ll complement the other players that we have. Jackson has played at a high level as an international. He can go box-to-box, he offers a goal threat and he’s hungry to play. He joins us at an exciting time with some big games coming up.”

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Ross is pleased. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Irvine added: “I’m pleased to have everything sorted because as soon as I heard of Hibs’ interest, I was keen to make it happen. No-one has to tell me what a big club this is. I saw it for myself when I was with Celtic and Ross County.

“I had a great chat with the gaffer, who outlined that this is a club that wants to be competing for silverware and qualifying for Europe. Why wouldn’t you want to be part of that? I’ve missed playing so I’m hoping to be involved as soon as possible. I’ll work as hard as I can in training and hopefully give the staff something to think about.”

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