Hogg signs new Hibs deal

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Hibernian defender Chris Hogg has been rewarded with a two-year contract extension.

Hogg forced his way into John Collins' side in the second half of last season and impressed for the CIS Cup winners.

He had a further 12 months to run on his previous deal and will now stay at Easter Road until 2010.

The 22-year-old was happy to commit his future to Hibs and has offered his gratitude to Collins for giving him a chance in the team.

"I'm delighted with the new contract," Hogg told the club's official website.

"I got a call from my agent just after the season finished saying that it could perhaps happen and I'm delighted that it did, as I want to play here and try and achieve things here at Hibs.

"I think that in football, you've got to keep positive. When the new gaffer came in, it was just a case of carrying on the training and trying to impress, and hopefully getting a chance in the team.

"Obviously you've got to take your chance and towards the end of the season I thought I was doing okay, but I still want to do better and I still need to improve in a lot of areas.

"I feel that the gaffer can bring that out of me and help me improve a lot this year."