Who are Lewis Kidd and James Hilton - Edinburgh City's two newest signings?

Edinburgh City have added to their squad ahead of next season with the signing of both Lewis Kidd and James Hilton on Friday.

Lewis Kidd, formerly of Queen of the South, has signed for Edinburgh City. Picture: SNS
Lewis Kidd, formerly of Queen of the South, has signed for Edinburgh City. Picture: SNS

Kidd, 26, comes with a wealth of experience from the Scottish Championship with two stints at Queen of the South bracketing a three-year spell at Falkirk.

It was at Palmerston where he made his biggest impact, being a regular member of the starting XI, often at right back, in the Queens side which finished fourth in a 2014/15 second tier campaign that featured Hearts, Hibs and Rangers. Indeed, Kidd was in the line-up at Ibrox as James Fowler’s side fell short in their bid to advance to the next round of the play-offs, losing out 3-2 on aggregate.

The former Celtic youngster can play at either full-back position and in midfield. He returns to the SPFL after spending last season with East Kilbride in the Lowland League.

He joins Hilton who was signed earlier on Friday. The attacker makes the switch from fellow League Two side Stranraer, with whom he spent the last two seasons.

The 23-year-old was top goalscorer for the Blues in the 2019/20 campaign when they were harshly relegated to the bottom tier following the early conclusion of the season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

His scoring touch dropped from seven to just three this past season, though he’s another player who arrives with excellent versatility. Primary seen as a right-winger, he can also operate up front, in the No.10 position or on the left.

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