Hibs boss Paatelainen happy to secure Murray to new deal

Hibs boss Mixu Paatelainen has handed defender Ian Murray a new contract to 2010.

"It is a timely boost to get Ian signed up on a new contract, it's great news," admitted Paatelainen yesterday.

"Every player in our squad realises how much hard work and effort he puts into matches. He really works for the team, he's one of those unsung heroes. He goes through the pain barrier, wins tackles and starts the attacks. He's very important to us and I'm delighted he has committed to another two seasons with us."