Next Game

Hibernian v Cowdenb'th

Saturday, 13 September 2014, 15:00

Scots Champ

Last Game

Alloa 2 - 1 Hibernian

Saturday, 30 August 2014, 15:00

Scots Champ

McPake makes permanent move

James McPake has signed for Hibernian on a two-year deal after captaining the Edinburgh side to SPL survival and the Scottish Cup final.

Last Updated: 30/06/12 at 15:39

McPake: Delighted to sign

McPake: Delighted to sign

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

The 28-year-old Northern Ireland international moved to Easter Road in January and impressed sufficiently in 15 appearances for manager Pat Fenlon to make the deal permanent.

"It's an honour to play for Hibs again," said McPake, who joined from League One Coventry.

"From day one, I felt at home at the club and I developed a special relationship with the supporters.

"I'm excited to be part of what will be a new-look Hibernian team and I'm looking forward to playing my part in bringing success back to this football club."

McPake, who last featured in the 5-1 Scottish Cup final defeat to Hearts, will join up with the club for Monday's first day of pre-season training and joins fellow defender Tim Clancy in joining Hibs this term.

"It's absolutely fantastic that we've been able to bring James back to the club on a permanent basis," Fenlon said. "We have had to be patient and persistent but all the work has been worthwhile.

"Every team needs a strong leader and James is my captain - he leads by example and sets himself high standards.

"He made a really positive impact during his loan spell and moving forward he will play a major role in the ongoing development of the club over the next few seasons.

"At the core of every successful team are strong-minded competitors and James will also help to bring on the younger players in the squad.

"With the arrivals of Tim and now James, we have started to make good progress towards rebuilding the squad and bringing in the right characters.

"There is much more to be done and we will keep working away trying to secure our other targets."

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

E

ven if United were to sign CR7 & Messi to play upfront, the fact remains Fletcher and Cleverly are playing in midfield. That's where the problem is. Fletcher is too slow with an awful pass, while Cleverly is simply rubbish

mrunited4life
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

T

hese days, these days, you can't say something racist without somebody saying that you're a racist.

tk421
'Wrong' Views Not Silenced By Shouting...

D

rop Rooney (he's so disappointing, overrated and overpaid), and play Di Maria and RVP upfront, much like the set up at the Netherlands team with Roben and RVP...

eric bush3
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

Footer 365

Transfer news: QPR sign midfielder Sandro from Tottenham

QPR have completed the signing of Tottenham midfielder Sandro for an undisclosed fee.

Transfer news: Danny Welbeck set to join Arsenal after deal agreed 'in principle' with Manchester United

Arsenal have agreed a deal 'in principle' to sign Danny Welbeck from Manchester United, according to Sky sources.

Transfer news: Crystal Palace break transfer record on Wigan midfielder James McArthur

Crystal Palace have completed the signing of James McArthur from Wigan Athletic for a reported club record fee of £7m.

Mail Box

It's That Time Again: 'Wenger Out'

Are Arsenal fans the ficklest in the Premier League? That's one question in the mailbox as Gooners call for Wenger to leave (again). Plus, plenty of reaction to Falcao...

Wenger: The Most Stubborn Manager Going

Arsenal fans would quite like their club to sign a striker thank you very much, whilst someone is excited about Jim White et al. Plus, Klose to Arsenal please...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property