Hibs sign Caldwell

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Gary Caldwell is looking forward to kick-starting his career after signing for Hibernian.

The defender severed ties with Newcastle on Thursday and immediately travelled up to Edinburgh to finalise his move to Easter Road.

Caldwell had little hesitation in inking a contract which ties him to Hibs until the end of this season.

The Scot will join his new team-mates for training on Friday and is available for selection to face Dundee at the weekend.

Speaking to the club's website about signing for Hibs, Caldwell said: "I have made no secret of the fact that I love it at Easter Road, Hibernian are a good club with a great squad of young players.

"I've always said that should the opportunity arise to return here I would jump at it - the last time I was here I worked with Bobby Williamson and his coaching staff and now I'm looking forward to doing so again."

Williamson expressed delight at finally capturing a player who turned out for the club in a loan spell earlier in his career.

"Gary is a tremendous player and will be a great addition to the club," said Williamson. "I've worked with him both here at Easter Road when he was last at the club on loan, and with the Scotland Under-21 squad.

"I am delighted to have secured his signature."