Hibernian completed the signing of midfielder Jackson Irvine on Tuesday. The player joined Jack Ross’ side until the end of the season.
The 27-year-old has played for the likes of Celtic, Burton Albion, Ross County and Hull City in the past, and if he performs well, could be a good signing for the Easter Road side.
Hasn’t played since last March
It might take the player time to get up to fitness, as he hasn’t played competitive football since last March. That might be why both Irvine and Hibernian agreed on a short-term deal.
However, if Irvine does well at Easter Road, then you have to imagine that there is scope for the deal to be extended further.
It will be interesting to see when Irvine makes his Hibernian debut. The upcoming game against Kilmarnock might be too soon for the player. However, you have to imagine that both Irvine and Jack Ross will want to get the player out on the pitch as soon as possible.
As it is only a short-term deal, every appearance that Irvine makes will be important. The reaction to Irvine signing for Hibernian seems to have gone done well with some Hibernian fans on social media.
Some fans have had their say
One fan said that it was an ‘excellent’ move. Another said that the player is ‘just what we need’. Who knows, should Irvine does well then maybe fans could get to cheer him on in person. Provided that he signs a long-term deal at the club.
For now though, Irvine has until the end of the season to impress.
Great signing Hibs- just what we need-powerful & box to box- will do the hard graft!!💚🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬
— Dougie HFC 21/5/16 (@21_dougie) January 12, 2021
Thats an outstanding piece of business
— Hibs Central (@HibsCentral) January 12, 2021
Good business knows the league, done decent at Burton and Hull, before their problems. We missed out on him before but hopefully gives us the extra depth in midfield we need.
— Graham (@GISALEGEND) January 12, 2021
What a signing hibs! Kick on the hibees 🇳🇬 can’t wait to see you light things up for us in there @jacksonirvine_ 💚
— Dean Clements (@DeanDeanoc1988) January 12, 2021
Welcome to the Hibernian Family Jackson. Fantastic signing 💚🇳🇬
— Tracey Smith (@tlhudson02) January 12, 2021
That’s a great signing. Well done hibs 👏🏼
— Darren (@DarrenNicholl1) January 12, 2021
Looks a good signing. Welcome Jackson. 💚
— Jeff Ashton (@askhamphoto) January 12, 2021