BY ALAN TEMPLE – @CCP_Sport
Alan Stubbs believes Hibs have boosted their promotion hopes by snapping up experienced striker Chris Dagnall until the end of the season.
The 29-year-old joins the Easter Road outfit subject to international clearance after leaving Indian Super League outfit Kerala Blasters, where he was coached by former England caretaker boss Peter Taylor.
Prior to his Indian adventure, Dagnall was a regular in England’s Championship and League One, turning out for the likes of Tranmere, Rochdale, Scunthorpe, Barnsley and Leyton Orient.
He bolsters a sizeable stable of Hibs attackers, however loanees Henri Anier and Islam Feruz could leave the club next month and Farid El Alagui is not yet up to full speed, so Stubbs was keen to secure reinforcements.
Stubbs said: “Chris is a player with a great track record and he has played for a number of clubs, bringing with him a great deal of experience and guile to the team.
“He has played in England at a number of different clubs and played against some very good players. I believe that his experience can only be beneficial to our squad, and his talent will be a good asset to have.”
Dagnall added: “I know we are doing really well this season and, after coming down to speak to the manager and coaching staff, I’m really looking forward to joining in with the lads.
“I can see they’ve been doing well and competing at the top of the league with Rangers. Hopefully the manager sees something in me that the other players haven’t got here and that’s why he is bringing me in.”