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Last Updated: Monday, 14 August 2006, 09:23 GMT 10:23 UK
Hibs sign up Darlington's Martis
Hibernian manager Tony Mowbray
Hibs boss Tony Mowbray has raided the League Two club
Hibernian have completed the signing of defender Shelton Martis from Darlington on a three-year deal.

The 23-year-old Dutchman started this season on a week-to-week contract with the English League Two side after turning down extended terms.

"He is someone we watched on a regular basis last season," Hibs manager Tony Mowbray told the club website.

"Whilst he is still relatively young for a centre half, he is a composed, athletic and competitive defender."

Martis joined Darlington in summer 2005 from lower league football in the Netherlands.

He went on to make 45 appearances for the club last season and featured in the club's opening two games of this campaign.

Meanwhile, Hibs striker Paul Dalglish may be on his way out at Easter Road after spending last week in America.

The Houston Chronicle reports that the former Livingston, Newcastle and Norwich player was on trial with MLS side Houston Dynamo last week.

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