Jack Ross has praised departing winger Daryl Horgan for his contributions to Hibs.

The Irish international has left Easter Road for English Championship side Wycombe after two years in the Scottish capital. Overall, Horgan made 81 apperances with 10 goals and 16 assists whilst at Hibs.

Daryl Horgan has left Hibs (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Most memorably, he scored a brace at Tynecastle as Hibs secured their first win away against arch-rivals Hearts for the first time in six years during the Edinburgh derby in April 2019.

He had played in every Premiership match this season too up until the most recent defeat to Aberdeen, creating two assists in five games. Jamie Murphy’s arrival though followed by Ross’ post-match comments signalled an end for Horgan’s decent spell with Hibs.


Ross has wished the 28-year-old well, reserving kind words for him: “Daryl was a genuine pleasure to work with – a manager’s dream in the way he applied himself every day (Hibernian FC).

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Ross has praised the winger. (Photo by Callum Landells/Getty Images)

“I’m disappointed to lose him but it’s a good opportunity for Daryl and his family. I wish them all the luck in the world.”

Ainsworth’s delight

Meanwhile, Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth is looking forward to working with Horgan. Having already made a signing from Edinburgh this transfer window, taking Uche Ikpeazu from Hearts, Ainsworth is pleased to bring someone of Horgan’s calibre to Adams Park.

“Daryl is someone we’ve kept an eye on ever since he put in that outstanding performance against us and we believe he’s ideally suited to the way we play,” said Ainsworth (Wycombe FC).

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Ainsworth is pleased to bring him in. (Photo by Avril Husband/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

“He’s quick, he’s direct, he loves to run at the defence and he’s got a strong goal threat in terms of scoring and creating chances for his team-mates.

“I’m excited to see what he can do for us and his arrival gives us extra firepower going forward as we look forward to starting on the front foot in the Championship in 10 days’ time.”

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