Hibs Sporting Director Graeme Mathie is delighted to secure a deal which will see Innes Murray ply his trade in the Scottish Championship this season.

The Hibees youngster has completed a season-long loan move to Peter Grant’s Alloa as he looks to build senior experience. Murray has made one competitive appearance for the Easter Road side.

Gaining his first taste of senior football with Stenhousemuir, the former Celtic youth player has also had experience with Airdrieonians, where he made five appearances last term prior to the football shutdown.

Now 22, Murray joins Grant’s Wasps side as he looks set for a regular run of games in the second tier of Scottish football. Fellow Hibs youngster Ben Stirling featured on loan for Alloa last season.

Murray was part of Hibs’ pre-season plans but now departs temporarily in search of regular first-team football. Sporting Director Mathie says this is a beneficial deal for all parties.

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Mathie is happy with the deal. (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images)

“We’re delighted to confirm this loan for Innes,” he said. “It’s a great opportunity for him to play in the Scottish Championship and we believe this is a great fit for all parties.

“I’d like to thank Peter Grant for the way he helped with Ben Stirling last season and we’re delighted to work with him again to support the development of another one of our young players.”

New Wasps signing Murray can’t wait to get going at the Indodrill: “I’m looking forward to getting started with Alloa. I know how much Ben enjoyed working with Peter Grant last season and he’s someone that’s worked at the highest level.

“I’ve worked hard over the course of pre-season and feel in good condition, so I’m looking forward to taking that into the Championship season when it comes around.”

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