Mark Milligan seals European move as Scotland lands another Socceroo

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The Australian defender will finally get his chance in Europe

After a number of near misses, Mark Milligan has sealed a long-awaited European move with the Socceroos defender joining fellow Australian Jamie Maclaren at Scottish side Hibernian.

A free agent after being let go by Saudi Arabian side Al Ahli, the 33-year-old has put pen to paper on a two-year contract with the club.

Milligan has played previously in Australia, Asia and the Middle East but Hibernian will mark his first stint in Europe. 

“I am delighted to have joined Hibernian," Milligan told the club's official website.

“I know it’s a big club with an exciting young squad, and I hope to be able to add to that with my experience.

“Jamie obviously did well here last year and gave Hibs a bit of a profile back home – everyone there is pretty familiar with the Scottish game and I’m excited to now be a part of that."

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The Scottish Premiership is now home to four Socceroos in the form of Maclaren, Milligan along with Celtic duo Tom Rogic and Daniel Arzani.

While there's a further three Aussies at Hearts in the form of Oliver Bozanic, Ryan Edwards and Ben Garuccio.

Milligan played all three of the Socceroos game at the World Cup in Russia and is yet to decide whether he will continue to play for the national team. 

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