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Hibs add defender Bushiri on permanent deal and loan Gambian forward

The Easter Road side have added a defender and a forward to their ranks as Lee Johnson's side takes shape ahead of the new campaign.

Hibs sign defender Rocky Bushiri to permanent deal and complete loan move for Gambian striker SNS Group

Hibernian have signed defender Rocky Bushiri on a permanent deal and added forward Momodou Bojang on loan until the end of the season.

The 22-year-old centre back made 15 appearances for the Easter Road outfit after signing on a temporary arrangement from Norwich City under former manager Shaun Maloney last season.

The Belgian under-21 cap has now signed a three-year deal in Leith after passing an appearance clause within the loan contract to make the move permanent.

Bushiri has also spent time with Blackpool, Saint-Truiden, Mechlen and Eupen and has seven appearances at youth international level.

Manager Lee Johnson told the club’s website: “Rocky has a lot of attributes to be a successful in his career.

“He has obvious strengths and it’ll be interesting to see how quickly he can adapt to a new playing style.”

Meanwhile, Gambian forward Bojang, 20, has signed on for the 2022/23 campaign from Rainbow FC in his homeland.

The pacey striker, who can also play on the wing, spent the previous campaign with Portuguese outfit Famalicao’s under-23 side, scoring six goals in 17 outings.

He previously attracted interest from clubs in Scandinavia and the United States before joining Hibs.

Johnson added: “He’s a player that’s incredibly hungry to succeed and I’m looking forward to seeing how quickly he can adapt to the Scottish game.

“I’m really pleased that we have an option to turn his loan into a permanent transfer as it gives him an added incentive to be a real success with us.”

The pair join former Scotland international stopper David Marshall and ex-Leeds United youngster Nohan Kenneh as summer arrivals at the capital club.