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Hibernian sign Lithuania striker after successful trial

Hibernian have signed Lithuania striker Valdas Trakys until the end of the season following a successful trial. The 31-year-old, who has 11 caps for his country, becomes Hibs' seventh summer signing after impressing manager John Hughes in training.

Hibs are waiting for confirmation of international clearance for Trakys, who could make his debut in Saturday's Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with Hamilton at Easter Road.

Trakys, who also impressed Hughes in a closed-doors friendly with Dundee United last Tuesday, is eager to get started.

He told www.hibernianfc.co.uk: "I'm really pleased to sign for Hibernian - a big club with a great history and ambitious plans for the future.

"I already knew a lot about Scottish football before, but I never fully appreciated what an impressive club Hibernian was until I met with the manager and had a look around the stadium.

"Throughout my career, I have always tried to make an impact in the team immediately and I want that to continue with Hibernian.

"I know quite a few players who have links with Hearts and they have all said what a wonderful city Edinburgh is and that my style will suit the Scottish game.

"I just want to get on the pitch as soon as possible."

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