Club captain Liam Craig to leave Hibs

Liam Craig is on the look-out for a new club. Pic: Lisa Ferguson

Liam Craig is on the look-out for a new club. Pic: Lisa Ferguson

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Hibs club captain Liam Craig is to leave the club after he was told that his contract will not be renewed, according to reports.

Craig, who joined the Easter Road club in 2013, played the last of his 74 matches for Hibs on Saturday when they failed to overcome Rangers in the Premiership play-off semi-finals, condemning them to another year in the Championship.

The 27-year-old midfielder said: “Obviously I’m disappointed at the way things have gone but I have nothing but good things to say about the club and the people there.

“You saw from the way the fans reacted at the end on Saturday that there’s a belief things are moving in the right direction, and I want to wish them all the best for the future.

“But I understand the club have hard choices to make with another season in the Championship to come, so I just need to look for a fresh challenge elsewhere now.

“I’ve captained the club through a difficult time but it was an honour to do it and I know I have a lot still to offer.”