Date: 25th August 2015 at 2:50pm
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Hibs have confirmed the signing of Darren McGregor following the defender’s surprise release by Rangers just 24 hours earlier.

The boyhood Hibee has penned a two year deal at Easter Road having rebuffed the interest of Premiership clubs St Johnstone and Kilmarnock.

Having won both Player of the Year and Player’s Player of the Year at Ibrox last season after joining from St Mirren the 30 year old’s decision to agree a mutual termination of his Ibrox contract was viewed as a shock by many followers of the ‘Gers despite Mark Warburton’s reluctance to play him.

His decision to join a fellow Championship outfit, and their likeliest challengers for the title, will leave a particularly sour taste in their mouths.

McGregor meanwhile was delighted to finalise the deal which sees him move back to Edinburgh and adorn the famous green and white strip.

McGregor told hibernianfc.co.uk: “I`m absolutely delighted to sign for Hibs – it`s a dream come true for me to play for the club.

“I`ve supported Hibs my whole life, so to now get the opportunity to sign for the club is brilliant.

“I enjoyed my time with Rangers and now that has ended I`m really excited about starting the next chapter of my career at my club and helping Hibs to challenge for promotion.”

McGregor could feature alongside James Keatings, yet to make his competitive bow since his summer arrival from capital rivals Hearts, when Hibs face Stranraer in the Scottish League Cup tomorrow night.

His arrival provides the competition boss Alan Stubbs has been looking for at the back and with his ability to play either in the centre or at right back, gives Hibs cover for injuries or loss of form.