Hibernian re-sign Steven Whittaker on three-year deal
Last Updated: 18/07/17 3:36pm
Hibernian have re-signed defender Steven Whittaker on a three-year deal.
The Scotland international returns on a free transfer to Neil Lennon's side after a 10-year absence, subject to international clearance.
One of seven players released by Norwich at the end of last season, Whittaker becomes Lennon's fifth signing of the summer.
The 33-year-old won the League Cup with Hibs in 2007 before joining Rangers then later moving to Norwich, where he made 90 appearances for the Canaries and scored five goals.
Whittaker, who has 31 international caps to his name, said: "I am delighted to be back at Hibernian. When I decided to return to Scotland, Hibernian was the club I hoped to come to.
"While the discussions have taken a while, they have always been positive and I am very pleased to be back playing at Easter Road for the Hibernian fans, and I hope I can play my part in ensuring a successful return to the top flight."
Meanwhile, Lennon has confirmed that Efe Ambrose is back in training in East Lothian.
The defender had caused some consternation by his initial absence earlier this month but the manager insists the matter has now been resolved.
Lennon said: "We had a problem getting hold of him as he had left his phone here when he was away. He had a personal problem to deal with as well.
"But he's back training now and he should be fit for the Ross County game (July 21) and he always comes back in excellent condition. He has given me a full explanation so that's the matter closed."