Former Birmingham City centre-back Jonathan Spector has signed a short-term contract with Ladbrokes Premiership outfit Hibernian according to the club’s official website.

The 33-year-old American defender has been without a club since leaving Orlando City last year and it is thought that Spector has been in talks with Hibernian boss Paul Heckingbottom for a couple of weeks.

It has now been announced that the centre-back has signed a deal with Hibs subject to international clearance and Spector will play his football at Easter Road until the end of the season.

Prior to his spell back in the United States, Spector last played in the Sky Bet Championship with Birmingham City. The defender spent five-and-a-half years at St Andrews in which he made 179 appearances for the Blues while he scored one goal. Spector represented the club in the UEFA Europa League as well as the Sky Bet Championship play-offs.

The player started his career on the books at Manchester United but made just a handful of first team appearances for The Red Devils. Spector moved on to West Ham United where he experienced regular top flight football before joining Birmingham City as a free agent.

Spector is unlikely to make his Hibernian debut on Saturday afternoon against Motherwell at Easter Road as both the club and player are awaiting international clearance. He is expected to be part of the squad when they travel to Livingston in a fortnight’s time.

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