Hibs complete signing of Dundee United striker Simon Murray

Simon Murray scored 18 goals for Dundee United last season
Simon Murray scored 18 goals for Dundee United last season
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Hibs today confirmed striker Simon Murray has signed a two-year deal with the Easter Road club after leaving Dundee United as a free agent.

The 25-year-old has become Neil Lennon’s second signing of the summer following the earlier announcement that lifelong Hibs fan Danny Swanson was arriving from St Johnstone.

And Lennon admitted he was delighted to have captured the signature of Murray, who scored 18 goals for United last season.

The Hibs boss said: “Simon is a great player, one who enjoyed a personally solid season with Dundee United, and it is pleasing to bring someone of his calibre to the club.

“He is strong, he’s quick with good turn of pace, plus he knows how to find the back of the net. He has fantastic attributes and a real hunger to continue to improve as well.

“With the players who have renewed [their contracts] and Danny Swanson coming in as well, I believe we are moving in the right direction with our recruitment, and that process is still ongoing to ensure we have as strong a squad as possible for the club’s return to the top flight.”