Tim Clancy has no regrets over swapping Motherwell for Hibernian

Tim Clancy: Looking forward to facing former club Motherwell

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Hibernian defender Tim Clancy says he has no regrets over his decision to leave Motherwell last summer.

The 28-year-old helped Well secure Champions League qualification last season, but opted to leave Fir Park and sign a two-year deal with Hibs.

Clancy returns to his old club for the first time on Friday and is expecting a mixed reception.

"I've always said last season was the most enjoyable of my career," said the Irishman.

"The fans were brilliant, it was a fantastic season, I enjoyed it greatly but now I am looking forward to going back.

"It's always a big one when you go back to a club you once played with for the first time. I had the same playing against Kilmarnock after four years at Rugby Park."

Clancy admitted it was difficult to tell Stuart McCall he was leaving the club after just one season, but feels he has made the right choice.

He said: "I played a few fair games for Stuart. He's a brilliant manager and has done a brilliant job, reaching a cup final and finishing third, the best of the rest, which is great considering the budget he has and the fact his squad is quite small.

"Obviously I spoke to him on a few occasions and while it wasn't easy to leave, I think I have made the right decision and I am happy with how it has gone."