Ex-Sunderland and Hartlepool striker joins Hibernian

HIB HOPE ... Roy O'Donovan.
HIB HOPE ... Roy O'Donovan.

HIBERNIAN have signed Roy O`Donovan on loan from Coventry until the end of the season.

The former Sunderland striker, 26, has joined the Edinburgh club until June 30.

He has made just 17 appearances since arriving at the Sky Blues in the summer of 2010.

The move to Easter Road sees him join forces again with Coventry team-mate James McPake, who joined Hibs on a similar deal last week.

City chief executive Tim Fisher said: “It’s an opportunity for Roy to go out and get first team football and we wish him well.”

O’Donovan played 17 games for Sunderland but failed to find the back of the net, though he did score nine goals in 15 games during a loan spell at Hartlepool United.