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Hibs have agreed a new four year deal with midfielder Danny Handling.

The Scotland under-21 internationalist has impressed so far this season – including scoring at Rangers in the Petrofac Training Cup.

Now Handling says he wants to celebrate his new deal by helping the club to achieve promotion back into the Scottish Premiership.

Speaking to hibernianfc.co.uk, Handling said: “I’m absolutely delighted to have agreed a new contract with the club.

“It’s my local club and I’ve been here since I was 10, so to extend my stay for another four years immediately felt like the right decision for me to make.

“I’m really excited about the future here at Hibs and being part of helping the club to climb back into the Scottish Premiership.

“I’ve enjoyed every minute of working with the new Head Coach – he has shown faith in me and hopefully I’ve repaid that with some decent performances.

“I want to continue to build on that and I believe he (Alan Stubbs) will develop me into becoming a better player.”

Head Coach Alan Stubbs welcomed the news and says Handling is a key part of his plans at Hibernian.

Stubbs said: “We’re really pleased that Danny has agreed a new deal – he is an important member of the squad.

“We believe his best years are ahead of him and we look forward to seeing him continue his development at Hibernian.”

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