Hibs hero Marvin Bartley to say an emotional farewell to Easter Road after signing a three-year deal with Livingston


HIBS’ Scottish Cup-winning midfielder Marvin Bartley has agreed to join Premiership rivals Livingston this summer.

Bartley, 32, will officially leave Easter Road when his contract expires next month after penning a contract until 2022 with Gary Holt’s Lions.

The Englishman’s departure will bring the curtain down on a hugely successful four-season stint in Edinburgh following his arrival from Leyton Orient in 2015.

Bartley was a key part of the squad which famously ended the Hibees’ 114-year wait to lift the Scottish Cup in 2016, playing in every round up until the final, where he was an unused substitute as Alan Stubbs’ side defeated Rangers 3-2.

The former Burnley and Bournemouth man helped Hibs win the Championship under Neil Lennon in 2016/17 before the capital club secured European football in their first season back in the top-flight.

However, Bartley, who will continue to work towards his coaching badges in Scotland, has found first-team opportunities increasingly difficult to come by this season, featuring just 16 times.

And he will bid an emotional farewell to Easter Road when Hibs host Aberdeen on Sunday, with head coach Paul Heckingbottom certain to afford him a 124th – and final – outing for the club.