Ryan Shanley joins Edinburgh City as Hibs secure loan move for striker

Ryan Shanley has signed a season-long loan deal with Edinburgh CItyRyan Shanley has signed a season-long loan deal with Edinburgh CIty
Ryan Shanley has signed a season-long loan deal with Edinburgh CIty
Hibs striker Ryan Shanley has agreed a season-long loan move to fellow Capital club Edinburgh City.

The 20-year-old was sent on loan to Kelty Hearts last term but the coronavirus-enforced shutdown of lower-league football limited the forward to a handful of appearances for the then Lowland League side.

A second loan move to League of Ireland side Finn Harps saw Shanley feature eight times before the arrangement was cut short.

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He has also had loan spells with Civil Service Strollers and Forfar Athletic.

Citizens No.2 Grant Murray will be aware of Shanley's abilities from his time with the Hibees, and City boss Gary Naysmith is delighted to have landed the player’s services.

He told ECFC TV: “Ryan is an Edinburgh boy and we are delighted that he has decided to join the club for the season ahead.

"Although primarily a striker, he can also play in several other positions at the top end of the pitch and he will undoubtably boost out attacking options for the season ahead.

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"I must thank everyone at Hibernian for helping us finalise this deal, especially Jack Ross and Graeme Mathie”.

Shanley added: “I am buzzing to have signed on loan for Edinburgh City and I can’t wait to get started.

"I am looking forward to the season ahead and hope that once again we will be fighting for promotion.

"I have worked with Grant Murray in the past and so I know the kind of standards to expect and looking forward to working with the manager who has brought me into the club.”

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Meanwhile, former Edinburgh City and Hibs youth ‘keeper Calum Antell has joined Arbroath.

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