Hibs have announced their third summer signing. The Hibees have wrapped up the signature of Rotherham’s left-sided midfielder Joe Newell on a two-year deal.

He played 31 times in a struggling Millers side last term that were relegated from the Championship. Since that relegation, Newell had decided the time is right to make a switch to Leith.

Newell has move to Leith. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

Hibs fans, however, have reacted with mixed emotions to the signing. Whilst some are wishing him success, others are wondering who he actually is.





Newell is a decent signing

Some Hibs fans have met the signing with a hint of pessimism. It’s an out of the blue signing, with no real rumours about his arrival beforehand.

Newell is a decent addition though. He only made 18 starts in the Championship, however, he created four assists in those games.

He’s decent on his day. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

He’s not the quickest winger, but he makes up for that with his technique. He’s brilliant on his day and could make a real impact at Easter Road. Like most wingers he is inconsistent, however if he can find some, he could be a real threat in the SPFL this coming term.

Newell is a great technical player who, if he gets firing, will be a great bit of business for the Easter Road club.

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