Hibernian sign Ghana striker Junior Agogo

The marksman has penned a one-year deal with the Scottish side after impressing on trial, with manager Colin Calderwood reuniting with the 31-year-old former Nottingham Forest man
Hibernian have handed a one-year contract to Ghana striker Junior Agogo and that has been described as a "leap of faith" by manager Colin Calderwood.

The Scottish side are expecting an international clearance for the player by the end of Wednesday.

Agogo is currently suffering a thigh strain, and will miss their game against Inverness Caledonian Thistle this weekend, but is scheduled for his debut in a friendly against Sunderland on Saturday week.

"He is a proven goal scorer and a strong character and has already settled into life at Hibs since arriving on trial,” Calderwood told the club's website.

“Junior never gets fazed by challenges and will add another dimension to our attacking arsenal."

The former Nottingham Forest attacker is ready for the task ahead and pleased to rejoin Calderwood, who signed him for the Midlands side five years ago.

"As soon as Colin told me about the opportunity, there was only one club that I wanted to sign for and that was Hibernian,” the Ghana 2008 African Cup of Nations star said in a club statement.

"I've enjoyed every minute of my time at Hibernian so far and the atmosphere within the squad is both positive and ambitious. I know what Colin wants from his players and I am aiming to deliver committed displays and goals to the team.

"I've not played in Scotland before, but I'm really looking forward to the challenge ahead."

Agogo has previously played in the US, Egypt and Cyprus. He has been capped 27 times for Ghana, with 12 goals to his name.