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Hibs land United youngster

01 Jul 2009 18:03:00

Hibs land United youngster

Hibernian have snapped up Daniel Galbraith on a two-year contract from Manchester United. Galbraith joined United as a 16-year-old from Hibs' city rivals Hearts, but did not make a first-team appearance for the Premier League champions. The teenage winger has now agreed to return to Edinburgh and is looking forward to the challenge of breaking into the Hibs side. "I'm delighted to be returning to Scotland and in particular to Hibernian," Galbraith told the club's official website. "I really enjoyed my time at Manchester United, but the time was right for me to seek a new challenge with first-team football my main aim. "I know that will be a tough task in itself as there are a lot of quality players in my age group stepping up from the successful Hibernian Under 19 side, but I've never shied away from a challenge in my career." Hibs boss John Hughes, who signed Patrick Cregg from Falkirk earlier in the week, is optimistic Galbraith will make an impact at Easter Road. Hughes said: "Daniel arrives at Hibernian with a great attitude and the best of his career ahead of him. "He was unlucky with injuries at Manchester United, but is very young with good energy about the park. "He has his whole career ahead of him and has shown he can play a variety of positions on the left-hand side. "I'm really looking forward to working with him as he will provide great competition for places and I'm sure we're going to get the best out of him." Meanwhile, Hibs have agreed to cancel the contract of Alan O'Brien, who joined the club from Newcastle United two years ago.


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