Hibs defender Jordon Forster has completed his move to English League Two outfit Cheltenham Town on a two-year deal.
And the 23-year-old revealed Easter Road team-mate Liam Fontaine had helped make up his mind, his fellow defender having played under Cheltenham boss Gary Johnson while at Bristol City.
Forster, who made 79 appearances for Hibs, scoring six goals, said: “It became clear to me that my game time at Hibs might be limited so when I heard that Cheltenham were interested I was very happy to speak to the manager.
“I liked what I heard. He told me about his plans for the season and his philosophy. I also spoke with Liam, who played for the manager and he told me some things so I was more than happy to come down.”
Meanwhile, Hibs have revealed that teenage defenders Callum Donaldson and Kevin Waugh will be joining Berwick Rangers on development loan contracts until January.
Both impressed Berwick boss John Coughlin playing for Hibs’ development squad last season and their deals mean they can both play for the Easter Road club’s youth team and the Shielfield Park side in League Two.