Vale announce Ryan McGiven signing

Port Vale have finally bolstered their squad with the signing of Hibs defender Ryan McGivern.

McGivern has joined the club on a two-year contract after he negotiated his release from the remaining 12 months of his contract at Hibs.

24 year-old McGivern has 21 caps for Northern Ireland and can play either in the centre or left-hand side of defence.

McGivern’s signing means that Vale’s squad now numbers 16 after Colin Daniel joined the Valiants earlier this summer.

Ryan McGivern Factfile

Age: 24

Height: 6.2

Clubs: Man City, Hibs

Clubs on loan: Morecambe, Leicester, Walsall, Crystal Palace, Bristol City, Hibs

Games: 130+13

Goals: 2