THE Scottish Premiership seems to be attracting former Wrexham players after Johnny Hunt and Chris Maxwell made moves north of the border.

Hunt has swapped life at Stevenage for Hamilton Academicals with Maxwell heading to Hibernian on a season long loan from Preston.

The 28-year-old Hunt was delighted to get his deal with Hamilton, who finished third from bottom in the Scottish top-flight done and dusted.

Speaking to AcciesTV, Hunt said: “I’m really happy, once I knew the club was interested I wanted to get the deal done as soon as possible, so I could meet the squad and get ready for the season that lies ahead.

“I treat every game as a rivalry, that’s the type of player I am. Coming up against Motherwell is a game I’m particularly looking forward to."

Hamilton head coach Brian Rice was pleased to get the versatile Hunt, who can play in defence or midfield.

Rice said: “I’m delighted to sign Johnny for Hamilton. He’s a player I’ve watched a few times and I know he’s the type of player and character that will do well here.

“He has that never quit attitude that I look for in my players and with his experience of playing south of the border I feel this could be a great move for him."

Maxwell, who won the 2013 FA Trophy with Hunt for Wrexham, explained his decision to move to Paul Heckingbottom's Hibernian - citing the chance to reunite with former Preston room-mate Daryl Horgan as one selling point.

“I’m really excited to get going," he told the club's official website.

“Paul explained what the ambitions are for the club. The aspiration should be to play in Europe and that’s something I want to be part of.

“Scottish football’s nothing new for me. My Dad’s side of the family are Scottish. He grew up in Bathgate and the rest of them are still in Edinburgh.

“I’ve been to my fair share of games and sat in the Hibs end for October’s Edinburgh Derby when I was up to see family and support Daryl.

“To be on the pitch for something like that – that’s something to look forward to.”

Heckingbottom was glad to get Maxwell onboard, the 28-year-old set to provide competition for Ofir Marciano as the club bid to improve on a fifth placed top-flight finish last term.

“We were short of a goalkeeper with Adam Bogdan’s loan expiring and Chris ticked every box for us," said Heckingbottom.

“He has good experience, he’s a presence in goal with good distribution that will help us build from the back.

“We have an excellent goalkeeper in Ofir but we weren’t looking for someone content to be number two.

“We want a fair fight and whoever starts the season in goal will deserve it.”