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Black Stars goalkeeper Wollacott takes his talents to Edinburgh with transfer to Hibs

Ghana national team goalkeeper Joe Wollacott will be playing in the Scottish Premiership for the 2023-24 season after completing a transfer to Edinburgh club Hibernian from third tier English side Charlton Athletic. Wollacott joins on a three-year deal and was acquired by Hibs for an undisclosed transfer fee. Hibernian finished in fifth place on the Scottish Premiership table last season and will participate in the qualifying stages of the 2023-24 UEFA Europa Conference League.

The 26-year-old shot stopper moves to Scotland after a long spell in English football that began at his hometown club Bristol City. Wollacott did not make an appearance for Bristol City after signing to join the first team in 2013, going on loan to nine clubs before moving permanently to Swindon Town in June 2021. It was after the move to Swindon where Wollacott’s career began to take off with 39 appearances during the 2020-21 season in England’s League Two before moving up a level to Charlton in League One.

While at Swindon the goalkeeper came to the attention of the Ghana national team and head coach at the time Milovan Rajevac. Wollacott, who qualifies to play for Ghana through his family lineage, debuted in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying victory over Zimbabwe and played a crucial role as the Black Stars qualified for the finals in Qatar. However he missed out on the final tournament due to a broken finger.

Hibernian sign up Ghana goalkeeper Jojo Wollacott (BBC Sport)

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