Hibs sign Thomson and Vine

13 July 2013 10:42
Summer signings 6 & 7 arrive at ER

Hibs booss Pat Fenlon has today secured his 6th and 7th signings of the summer transfer window.

The Hibees landed striker Rowan Vine and midfielder Kevin Thomson, both on 1-year-deals.

Vine, 30, joins the club after leaving St Johnstone, despite the Perth side being desperate to keep the former £3m forward.

He has previously played for QPR, Portsmouth, Hull City and Birmingham City amongst others.

Also joining the Hibees this morning is midfielder Kevin Thomson.

The 28-year-old has re-signed for the club, having signed a short-term deal at the end of last season.

Speaking to the official club website, Thomson said:

"I'm really pleased to have agreed a deal - I always wanted to stay here.

"There were other offers on the table from clubs down south, but I knocked them back because I had my mind set on staying with Hibs.

"I'm aiming to get back to my best and to play consistently well for Hibs.

"We've got a good group of boys here and I want to play my part in helping to drive the club forward."

Vine, also speaking to the club website said:

"I'm delighted to sign for Hibs - I've spent the past few days training at the club and I've enjoyed every single minute of it.

"As soon as the opportunity came up, I wanted to take it because it's clear to me this is a club heading in the right direction and I want to be part of it.

"I enjoyed playing in Scotland last season and when my time at St Johnstone came to an end I was keen to stay in the league.

"So when the chance came to sign for a club like Hibs with its fanbase, stadium and set-up then I was really keen to get the deal done."

Vine and Thomson join Liam Craig, Owain Tudur-Jones, Ryan McGivern and Fraser Mullen in signing on at Easter Road.

Back-up keeper Sean Murdoch has also signed up for another 1-year-deal at the club.

Hibs are not expected to be finished in the transfer market yet, with Scotland defender Stephen McManus currently training with the club.

Pat Fenlon is also expected to go back in with a fourth offer for Falkirk hitman Lyle Taylor, with the last one, £150,000, turned down by the Bairns.

Source: Hibees-Mad