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Hogg named new Hibernian captain


Hogg 'excited' by Hibs captaincy

Hibernian have named Chris Hogg as their new captain following Rob Jones's departure to Scunthorpe.

The defender, in his fifth year at Easter Road since joining from Ipswich, took up the captain's duties while Jones was injured last term.

"I know what it's all about at this club, it's a great honour," said Hogg.

"The captain has to be the embodiment of a club so it's a big responsibility. I hope to take the club forward under the new management team."

Ian Murray, who was captain in his first spell at the Edinburgh club, has been appointed in the role of vice-captain.

Hibernian manager John Hughes outlined what he expects from Jones's successor.


"There were two candidates - Chris and Ian. And knowing Ian as I do I know he's a captain anyway. It was just a matter of giving Chris that responsibility," Hughes told BBC Scotland.

"He has to be my first lieutenant, and believe in the philosophy of football that I want to play.

"Any message that I put across, he has to make sure he's on the same page.

Stack on Hibs' radar - Hughes

"I'd like to think he'll take that responsibility and become a better player as well."

Since becoming Hibs boss in June, Hughes has brought in three players - Patrick Cregg and Kevin McBride from Falkirk, and Daniel Galbraith of Manchester United.

And he hopes to add up to two more before the season starts, including goalkeeper Graham Stack from Plymouth.

"Graham is one I've been chasing for a couple of years," he said.

"He started off at Arsenal and lost his way a little bit. He's a good shot-stopper, and a strong character, and that's something I need at this club.

"He's one of a few we've been following, but I'd like to think we'd have at least one in by the time we leave for Ireland on Friday."

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see also
Scunthorpe sign Jones from Hibs
09 Jul 09 |  Scunthorpe
Hogg in for long haul with Hibs
29 Jun 07 |  Hibernian

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