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.
Hibs fans, however, have reacted with mixed emotions to the signing. Whilst some are wishing him success, others are wondering who he actually is.
That’s a funny way off announcing Dylan McGeouch
— Chrissy wood (@chriswood1875) June 9, 2019
From this #Hibee Jo to another – welcome to the family 🇳🇬💚🇳🇬
— Jo Parker (@jo31070) June 9, 2019
— DannyBoye (@ScottBallandOr) June 9, 2019
Welcome on board 👍
— Stephen Liddle (@Steve0762) June 9, 2019
— Jack 🇮🇪🏴 (@Jack187571) June 9, 2019
— 🏴Gwenne ⚽️💚👰🏼🐈 (@GwenneJ) June 9, 2019
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 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.