Hibs defender Jordan Obita has signed a new deal with the Easter Road side, keeping him in the capital until June 2026. 

The former Reading full-back inked a two-year contract with the option of a third last summer after turning down an extension from Wycombe Wanderers but his new deal will keep him at the club for even longer, following an impressive debut season so far in Scottish football. 

Obita, who had loan spells with Barnet, Gillingham, Portsmouth, and Oldham - where he played under former Hibs boss Lee Johnson - earlier in his career, as well as a brief stint with Oxford United, has played 37 times in all competitions for Hibs, scoring twice - including the opener against Livingston on Saturday. 

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His first strike for the club came in the 3-1 home win against Luzern in August in the Europa Conference League qualifiers when he ran half the length of the pitch to sweep home the third goal.  He has also kept long-serving left-back Lewis Stevenson out of the team, succeeding where many have failed, and even filled in at centre-back on one occasion with Hibs struggling for bodies due to injuries and international duty. 

Obita's arrival at Hibs saw him reunite with former Royals boss Brian McDermott as well as former team-mate Adam Le Fondre. Speaking to the club's website shortly after his unveiling he said: "I’ve been quite lucky in my career so far, I haven’t had to move around much so when I had the opportunity to come here I thought, ‘Why not come up and test myself against some quality players?’”

Head coach Nick Montgomery said: “Jordan is an important part of the squad. He has been one of our most consistent performers all season and brings vital experience to the team.

"He has a young family and is really enjoying his football at Hibs, so I am delighted Jordan has agreed to commit his future to the club.”