Edinburgh City FC Sign James Hilton

We are delighted to announce the James “Jinky” Hilton has agreed a deal to join us, leaving fellow League 2 side Stranraer.

Wide man James was the Stair Park side’s top scorer in season 2019/20 and featured extensively in the campaign just ended. Naturally a winger but also able to play up front, his arrival will provide a new dimension to the City squad. He has terrific experience in junior football with the likes of Hurlford and Cumnock and he also had a spell at Ayr United, where he made his senior debut before joining Stranraer in the summer of 2019.

With the squad beginning to take shape, manager Gary Naysmith had this to say to ECFC TV on his latest addition:

“James is someone that caught my eye whilst playing for Stranraer last season. He is a technical player who is very comfortable on the ball and can play in a variety of positions which will be important next season. He will add good competition to both our midfield and attacking areas of the pitch and I am looking forward to working with him next season”.

ECFC TV caught up with the new man and he had this to say on his move:

“I am delighted to have agreed to sign for Edinburgh City; as soon as I became aware of their interest I knew right away that it was the right move for me, and the ideal place for me to play football. I am excited to meet the squad and start working with the manager when pre-season training gets underway.”

Welcome on board Jinky!