Handling signs on dotted line for Sons
DUMBARTON have snapped up Danny Handling on a free transfer after the versatile attacker agreed to terminate his contract with Hibs.
The 23-year-old had a year left to run on his deal at Easter Road but, having been deemed surplus to requirements by head coach Neil Lennon, he agreed to leave the club by mutual consent last night.
Several clubs in the Championship and League 1 were keen on Handling, however the Sons won the race for his signature. He has penned a one-year deal with Stevie Aitken’s men.
Handling, who leaves the Hibees with a record of five goals in 65 appearances, was considered a hot prospect when he burst on to the scene during the 2012/13 season, making 18 appearances as they reached the Scottish Cup final.
That promise was underlined when he was handed a bumper contract until 2018.
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