Drey Wright is convinced that Hibs is the right club for the next stage of his career.
And the former St Johnstone winger, who has signed a two-year deal with the Easter Road outfit after his time at Perth came to an end, revealed that the words of ex-Hibees and Saints team-mates, Liam Craig and Danny Swanson, had stuck in his mind.
“I’m quite close with Liam,” Wright told Hibs TV. “And both him and Swanny said this is a great place to play football.
“My most enjoyable game for St Johnstone was actually here when we won 1-0 with a late goal.
“It’s good to finally get things over the line.
“It was quite an easy decision for me to make. I had a few options but I’m settled in Scotland and this was the one I wanted.
“No-one had to explain the size of Hibernian as a club to me and as soon as I got off the phone from speaking to the gaffer and Graeme Mathie I knew it was the move I wanted to make.”
Hibs manager Jack Ross, who also secured the signing of Dunfermline striker Kevin Nisbet yesterday, said: “Drey’s quick, he’s direct and enjoyed a really good season with St Johnstone.
“He was one we’d identified a long time ago, so we’re pleased – despite everything that’s been going on in the world – that we’ve been able to get him in. He’s been good in training, settled in well with the group and I’m looking forward to seeing him in action properly.”
Meanwhile, the Scottish Government has confirmed that Premiership clubs can play bounce games at club training grounds and friendly matches inside stadiums with immediate effect, provided players are subject to weekly testing from July 13.
Saints will a match amongst themselves today and a friendly on Wednesday as they step-up their preparations for the season-opener against Dundee United.