Hibs Sign Antell From Swindon Town

By: Elaine Brand |
05/07/10 |
Calum Antell

Calum Antell

Former Swindon Town Apprentice Calum Antell has signed for Scottish Premier League Club Hibernian on a two-year deal.

The young goalkeeper makes the move North after being released by Town at the end of his Apprenticeship.

Hibernian beat off competition from Motherwell and Hearts to sign the youngster who will now move in to the Club’s U19 squad.

Last season Antell helped Swindon win the South-West Youth Alliance for the second year running keeping 11 clean sheets in a total of 29 League and Cup matches.

However, the youngster was deemed surplus to requirements by Robins boss Danny Wilson and will now find himself starting next season in Scotland.

Initially the youngster spent time on trial at Motherwell, who were keen to tie him down to a deal, while the youngster’s trials spells with Hearts and Hibs also brought about further offers.

However, when Hibs came back with an improved two-year deal on the table the teenager agreed terms.

Speaking about the move, Dad Andrew, said:

“I think Calum has had his just rewards for all his hard work and dedication he has put in. Hibs are a fantastic Club, finishing fourth in the SPL and entering European football in the Europa League next season.”

“Calum will be playing in the Under-19s league next season against the best that Celtic and Rangers, among others, can offer.”

“Both these sides are full of Scottish internationals so he will have his work cut out, then the following year he will be challenging for a first team position.”