The former Gers player of the year today signed a two-year deal with the Edinburgh club.
Hibernian FC (@HibsOfficial) August 25, 2015
His exit was surprising considering he was named the Gers’ player of the year last season, but it is apparent he was never a fit for Mark Warburton’s plans.
The excellent James Tavernier, signed from Wigan earlier this summer, has taken to Scottish football like a duck to water and made the right-back spot his own, meaning the Hibs new boy would have struggled for game time had he decided to remain in Glasgow.
McGregor has opted for a more prominent role away from Ibrox, however, and will look to aid the Hibees in their quest to return to the Scottish Premiership this season.
Twitter was predictably awash with reaction and the general consensus was one of goodwill towards a player joining the club he supports - with some subtle parallels being drawn between a certain Scott Allan’s failure to do so…
Good luck to Darren McGregor on signing for hibs. We would never hold a player back from signing for the club he supported as a boy #class— Chic Allan (@chic_allan) August 25, 2015
Absolutely zero hard feelings about Darren McGregor. Loved his attitude.— Russell Tierney (@andthefoxsays) August 25, 2015
Warburton doing things the Rangers way by putting Darren McGregor's career before pettiness towards Hibs.— The Papac (@ThePapac5) August 25, 2015
All the best to Darren McGregor. He's getting to play for his boyhood heroes, there's always something special about that.— We Welcome The Chase (@WWTC_pod) August 25, 2015
Darren McGregor must love the heat of the championship after accepting another 2 years in the league after signing for the Wee Team— Jamie Devlin (@JamieDevlin1988) August 25, 2015
Fans need to realise Darren McGregor wasn't that good and just the best of a bad bunch— Darren Cadger (@DarrenCadger96) August 25, 2015
All the best to darren mcgregor in his new adventure . lad gave his all for club .— Scott Forfar (@GersFan1973) August 25, 2015
Darren McGregor would rather playing in a relegation battle than sitting on the bench winning a title, fair play to him— Graeme Findlay (@FindlayGraeme) August 25, 2015