Hibs sign Barnsley defender Adam Jackson

By Steve Forbes
Last updated : 30 May 2019

Hibs have tonight completed the signing of Barnsley defender Adam Jackson.

The central defender joins the Hibees after his contract expired with the English Chaampionship outfit.

25-year-old Jackson has signed a two-year-deal at Easter Road, subject to international clearance, after passing his medical at East Mains.

Jackson becomes the Hibees second summer signing, following the arrival of Scott Allan on a pre-contract from Celtic.

Speaking to the official club website, Jackson said:

“I’m delighted to be joining Hibernian. With the stature of the club and having worked with Paul previously it was a no-brainer for me.

“I know what he expects of me and I know what I can deliver for him.

“I obviously got a glimpse of what to expect when I was up for the game against Hearts and I’m looking forward to experience it all myself when I report back with the rest of the boys in three weeks.”

Hibs boss Paul Heckingbottom added:

“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.

“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 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.”

Jackson played 44 times for Barnsley and also previously had loan spells with Halifax and Hartlepool.

Welcome to the Hibees Adam!

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