Former Hibs’ player Danny Handling has signed for Edinburgh City.
City beat off stiff competition from a number of clubs to land the 24-year-old, who made 65 appearances for Hibs, during which time he was capped three times by Scotland at Under-21 level.
Colin Calderwood gave him his debut aged 17 against Aberdeen in May 2011. He then spent the following season on loan at Berwick Rangers.
Handling came on as a first half substitute in Hibs’ famous Scottish Cup semi-final comeback against Falkirk, helping the team overturn a three goal deficit.
He also made an appearance from the bench to replace Eoin Doyle in the final against Celtic.
Handling was singled out for praise by former manager Terry Butcher and signed a four year deal at the club however a serious knee injury limited his first team opportunities.
He did however make the bench for the 2016 Scottish League Cup final against Ross County but was unable to break into the squad on a regular basis.
In January 2017 he joined Raith Rovers on an emergency loan before signing for Dumbarton last summer.
His only goal for the ‘Sons’ came against Welsh champions The New Saints in the Irn Bru Cup.
City manager James McDonaugh who previously worked with Handling at Easter Road said “Danny could prove to be an outstanding signing for the Club. He is a player I have watched develop and grow from a boy into full-time football to make his Premier League debut at 16.”
“He was part of a Hibs side which got to several cup finals but having had a couple of injuries he is now looking to start afresh. He will bring some real quality to our team and I expect Danny to become a fans favourite at City”.