Hibs have swooped for St Mirren defender David van Zanten.

Dublin-born Van Zanten was previously on the books at Celtic before signing for St Mirren in 2003.

Hibs boss Mixu Paatelainen was a team-mate of the 25-year old during his stint at Love Street as a player.

"David was a player I admired when I worked with him at Love St and I look as him as a great prospect for the Hibernian football club," he said.