Jamaica int’l Humphrey happy with Scotland return

Chris Humphrey (pictured) holds up a Hibernian scarf after being introduced as the club's newest signing on December 31, 2016. (Photo courtesy of Hibernian FC)

EDINBURGH, Scotland – Jamaica international Chris Humphrey is back in Scotland to continue his club career and he couldn’t be more delighted.

The 29-year-old midfielder was acquired by Championship-side Hibernian from England’s Preston North End on December 31, signing a deal through the end of the current season.

“It is a pleasure to be back with Scotland and I am happy to sign with Hibernian,” said Humphrey. “I know the club well from my time at Motherwell and they are a big club and it will be great to play at Easter Road again in 2017. The team are pushing hard for promotion this season and I'll hopefully be able to help us achieve that and achieve greater things.”

Humphrey has earned 12 caps for the Reggae Boyz, playing in three games during their run to the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup final. His last appearance came in a 2-0 win over host Nicaragua in a World Cup Qualifier on September 8, 2015.

He’s hoping that a return to the national team is not far away.

“It is always a pleasure to represent your country and I am focused as well to get back in the national team and get into the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup squad,” Humphrey expressed. “We came second in 2015. I want to help us go one step further in 2017.”

Humphrey has also played for Shrewsbury Town and Stafford Rangers.