Former Hibernian, Inverness Caledonian and Ipswich Town defender Chris Hogg joins Needham Market

PUBLISHED: 16:52 21 January 2014 | UPDATED: 16:52 21 January 2014

Hibernian's Chris Hogg (R) holds off Rangers' Chris Burke during a Tennant's Scottish Cup fourth round match at Ibrox Stadium. Hogg has joined Needham Market

Hibernian's Chris Hogg (R) holds off Rangers' Chris Burke during a Tennant's Scottish Cup fourth round match at Ibrox Stadium. Hogg has joined Needham Market

Former Hibernian, Inverness Caledonian and Ipswich Town defender Chris Hogg has joined Needham Market.

Former Hibernian, Inverness Caledonian and Ipswich Town defender Chris Hogg has joined Needham Market.

The 6ft tall former Hibs captain who has made almost 200 League appearances in Scotland is set to make his debut tonight at Dereham Town in Ryman North.

“Chris brings a wealth of experience to us and helps the spine of the team which is already so strong,” Needham boss Mark Morsley said.

“He’s a good organiser and you don’t become captain of Hibs if you are not a good leader.

“We are very happy to have him on board.”

Hogg started his career with the York City youth system in 1997, captaining England at under-15 level. He signed for Ipswich Town in June 2001. Hogg was twice loaned to the Third Division club Boston United before he was transferred to Hibernian in January 2005.

He initially struggled to establish himself in the Hibernian first team, but he started to win a regular place from January 2007 under the management of John Collins.

Hogg was made captain at the beginning of the 2009–10 season but lost his place in the team during the 2010–11 season and moved to Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

He joins former League professionals Richard Logan, Kem Izzet and Ian Westlake at Bloomfields.

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