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Scott completes move to Hibernian

The Ross County midfielder has penned a two-and-a-half year deal to return to the Scottish Premier League.

Martin "Jimmy" Scott played against Hibernian with Ross County in last season's Scottish Cup quarter final.
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Hibernian have completed the signing of Ross County’s Martin Scott. The midfielder has signed a two-and-a-half year deal, reuniting him with former manager Derek Adams, who is now assistant boss at Easter Road.

Scott, also referred to as Jimmy, was part of the Ross County side which upset the odds to reach last season’s Scottish Cup final and scored the decisive goal in the club’s shock 2-0 win over Celtic in the semi-final.

The 24-year-old’s departure from Victoria Park signals the end of a four-and-a-half year spell for Scott with the First Division club, having moved north from Livingston in 2006.

Scott came through the youth ranks at Almondvale Stadium and gained 19 games worth of SPL experience with the club, having been handed his first team debut by Paul Lambert in an away match against Rangers in 2005.

In a short statement on their official website, Ross County confirmed Scott’s departure and wished him well for his move to Edinburgh.

“Everyone at Ross County would like to thank him for his contribution to the club during this time and wish him all the very best for his future football career,” it read.

Hibernian are currently in relegation danger in the SPL, sitting just three points ahead of bottom club Hamilton Academical, who have a game in hand.

Scott meanwhile has experienced demotion from the top flight in the past with Livingston as part of a team which finished with just 18 points in the 2005/06 season.

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