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Hibernian have completed the signing of Lithuania striker Valdas Trakys subject to receiving international clearance.

Trakys, 31, has been on trial at Easter Road and having impressed John Hughes in training he has been offered a contract until the end of the season.

Hughes was in need of another striker after Anthony Stokes left the club for Celtic and Darryl Duffy was ruled out for six to eight weeks with a broken metatarsal suffered in training.

And Trakys is the man who Hibs fans will be hoping to fire them up the table -after two defeats in their opening four games - with the Lithuania international happy to oblige.

"I'm really pleased to sign for Hibernian - a big club with a great history and ambitious plans for the future," Trakys told the club's official website.

"I already knew a lot about Scottish football before, but I never fully appreciated what an impressive club Hibernian was until I met with the manager and had a look around the stadium.

"Throughout my career, I have always tried to make an impact in the team immediately and I want that to continue with Hibernian.

"I know quite a few players who have links with Hearts and they have all said what a wonderful city Edinburgh is and that my style will suit the Scottish game. I just want to get on the pitch as soon as possible."

Hughes believes Trakys will prove an excellent addition and confirmed he had been eyeing the striker for some time.

"Valdas is a player who has been on our radar for a while now and, over the past week, we have been able to run the rule over his credentials and he certainly fits the bill," Hughes said.

"He has lot of experience and a good physical presence - he will give us a different option up front and we're pleased to be able to bring him into the club.

"Even once the (transfer) window closed, we have been working hard to try and strengthen the team and we believe Valdas will prove to be a very useful acquisition."


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