Hibs sign Arsenal keeper Matt Macey

Last updated : 08 January 2021 By Steve Forbes

Hibs have moved swiftly and ecured their first signing of the January transfer window.

Arsenal goalkeeper Matt Macey has signed a contract with the Hibees until the end of the season.

The 6ft 7in stooper has joined the Hibees after they lost on loan Dillon Barnes, who has returned to parent club QPR.

Hibs No.1 Ofir Marciano is still struggling with injury and looks likely to miss Monday night's trip to Parkhead to face Celtic, meaning a quick-fire debut for Macey is likely.

The club has also recalled young Polish keeper Kevin Dabrowski from his loan at Dumbarton, and he will fight it out with Marciano and Macey for the No.1 jersey and will likely deputise for Macey on Monday.

Speaking to the official website, Macey said:

“I’m really excited to get going. I spoke to the gaffer and Craig Samson but, to be honest, my mind was already made up to come.

“I’m grateful for every experience I had at Arsenal but I’m hungry to play first-team football. I know that won’t be handed to me here, so it’s up to me to show what I can do in training and take it from there.

“No-one has to tell me what a big club Hibernian is, in a competitive league. I’m looking forward to getting started.”

Editors View:

It's good to get a keeper in quickly before the trip to Glasgow.

Macey has decent experience, despite only playing a couple of games for the Gunners, following a couple of loan spells.

He looks decent on paper and should give Rocy and Kev some much needed competiton.

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