hibernian sign former barnsley defender jackson

14:00    01 Jun 2019

Barnsley Adam Jackson (centre)
Scottish Premier League (SPL) side Hibernian has confirmed the signing of Adam Jackson on a two-year contract.

The 25-year-old centre-back heads north under freedom of contract following a successful spell with English side Barnsley and becomes the second signing of the summer following the return of Scott Allan.

The former England youth international – capped at Under-16 through to Under-19 level – jumped at the chance to work with head coach Paul Heckingbottom again.

It was Heckingbottom who initially took him to Oakwell after he worked his way through the youth ranks at Middlesbrough before loan stints at Halifax Town, Coventry City and Hartlepool United.

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“I’m really pleased we have been able to get the deal for Adam over the line. The fact it’s come so early in the summer is hopefully indicative of the work that has gone on and is going on behind the scenes here. It also shows Adam’s own enthusiasm to play for Hibernian," Heckingbottom said.

“I know all about Adam’s qualities having signed him in the first place for Barnsley and he was one I was set on bringing to Easter Road.Adam initially caught my eye when he excelled at a young age in League Two with Hartlepool United and I watched him for a long time before signing him for Barnsley.

“Adam has a real physical presence. He is strong in the air and understands how we want to defend and how we look to play out from the back. So, he’s ideally suited to the way we like to play," he added.

“He got a taste of what it’s like when he was up to watch the last Edinburgh Derby and I know how excited he is to get going with the rest of the boys when we start back for pre-season training.”

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