Hibs get their hands on keeper Smith

01 January 2010 10:33
The 26-year-old, who was born in Edinburgh, has penned a deal until the end of next season.[LNB]Hibs are awaiting international clearance which would make the keeper available for Sunday's Edinburgh derby.[LNB]Smith, who began his career at Rangers, spent four years at Fir Park before joining Brighton in the summer on a two-year deal.[LNB]He told Hibs' official website: "I am delighted to be joining Hibernian.[LNB]"Everything about the club is exciting at the moment, from the gaffer, the training facilities to the results and team on the park.[LNB]"I want to be part of it, and will be working as hard as I can to get into the team on a regular basis."[LNB]Manager John Hughes said: "Graeme is an experienced SPL keeper and provides us with another excellent option in goal.[LNB]"I want competition for all positions at this club and Graeme has the right character and skills to play a key part in helping us build success for Hibernian."[LNB]Smith's signing is bound to raise question marks over the long-term future of Yves Ma-Kalambay, who is out of contract in the summer.[LNB]The last transfer window saw Hughes sign Graham Stack, who had been Hibs' number one until being struck down by a back injury which he is expected to recover from in time for Sunday's SPL clash with Hearts.[LNB][LNB]

Source: Team_Talk