Hibs boss Paul Heckingbottom has chosen Chris Maxwell as his goalkeeper over stalwart Ofir Marciano during the Hibees’ last three matches.

The Yorkshireman made a big call prior to Hibs’ Edinburgh derby, dropping the Israelite in favour of the Preston loanee.

Maxwell has replaced Marciano as number one.

Maxwell has replaced Hibs stalwart . (Photo by Callum Landells/Getty Images)

After shipping 16 goals in five games prior to the Edinburgh derby, Heckingbottom was always likely to ring the changes.

Maxwell is doing well as Hibs’ number one, Marciano has to bide his time

Many will have argued it was the defence or midfield that needed shaking up, but instead, it was Marciano that got the chop.

Whilst there were times against the likes of Kilmarnock and Motherwell where his positioning was questionable, games against Rangers and the Well showed that Marciano is one of Hibs’ best players.

Marciano has been excellent overall for Hibs. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

The Ibrox game especially was one fixture where he shone for Hibs. His side conceded six and he was still their best player, which tells you all you need to know.

Maxwell in fairness to him hasn’t put a foot wrong since his introduction. A decent derby debut was followed up by a clean sheet against Kilmarnock in the League Cup.

He then helped Hibs limit Celtic to just one goal on Saturday. The Hoops had already scored over 50 times this season prior to their Leith visit.

Maxwell performed well against Celtic. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

With the Welshman performing well, Marciano faces a nervy wait for his next Hibs chance.

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