Hibs connection at Dundee as former Easter Road defender Liam Fontaine signs for James McPake

Liam Fontaine (Photo by Craig Foy / SNS Group)Liam Fontaine (Photo by Craig Foy / SNS Group)
Liam Fontaine (Photo by Craig Foy / SNS Group)
Former Hibs defender Liam Fontaine has joined up with the man he replaced at Easter Road, James McPake, at Dundee.

The 34-year-old left Ross County at the start of October without featuring for the Staggies this season and has been without a club for the early part of the Scottish lower league season.

After spending a week training with the Championship side, the one-time England youth international has signed on for the remainder of the campaign at Dens Park.

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Fontaine had moved to Dingwall after three-and-a-half years with Hibs. An Alan Stubbs signing in the summer of 2014, he signed on at Easter Road shortly after his new Dark Blues boss, James McPake, departed the Capital club.

Liam Fontaine training with Hibs in PortugalLiam Fontaine training with Hibs in Portugal
Liam Fontaine training with Hibs in Portugal

Fondly remembered as part of the famous Scottish Cup final side which defeated Rangers 3-2 in 2016, he also helped the Hibees gain promotion back to the top flight the following season.

However, he found first-team opportunities difficult to come by in the Premiership and headed north where he lifted the second tier title again with County, as well as a Challenge Cup, and played 22 times for Steven Ferguson and Stuart Kettlewell in last season’s Premiership campaign.

However, unable to add to those appearances this term under the sole stewardship of Kettlewell he was allowed to find a new club and signed on at Dens to wear Dundee’s number four for the remainder of the Championship season.

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As well as Hibs and County, Fontaine has played for Bristol City, Yeovil Town, Fulham and had a short loan spell at Kimarnock.

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