Hibs manager Jack Ross has hailed new goalkeeper Matt Macey following his move from Arsenal as the Hibees boss makes new recruits.
The towering goalkeeper has impressed in his two performances at Hibs since a switch from Arsenal prior to last Monday’s match with Celtic. He was the club’s first winter signing, followed by Jackson Irvine and Chris Cadden.
All of them featured in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Kilmarnock and Ross says he has been pleased: “I’ve been delighted with them. Matt was an essential at the time, because of where we were goalkeeping-wise, and his performances have been excellent.
“Although it was late when we brought in Jackson and Chris this week, it was good that we were able to get them game-time.
“I felt as if it was the first time in a while that we’ve had real depth and options on the bench. We have been a little bit stretched recently, so we feel like we are in a good place, it’s important to now go and build on the week we’ve had.
“We knew, coming off the back of that disappointing week we had, with the two games here against Ross County and Livingston, the importance of the week that lay ahead.
“I said that to the players, and four points from six is a good return form us. And obviously the way other results have gone, and where we find ourselves going into a break from league action, is positive for us.”
An own goal from Alan Power had Hibs on their way against Killie but Ross says Alex Gogic’s thunderbolt for the second goal caught him off-guard: “I would like to say that I’ve seen him do that in training regularly, but I don’t.
“He quite often gets chased out of the finishing drills when he tries to get involved in them. It’s a heck of a finish, to be fair. I thought he was excellent in the game.
“I don’t want to say the game ’suited’ him, but it wasn’t a pretty game, the pitch isn’t great and his contribution was good. I’m pleased for him and he’s deserved it for his performances so far this season.”