There are talks ongoing with Matt Macey after his positive transfer from Arsenal – and a chance could beckon for the Hibs understudy on Monday night.
The goalkeeper arrived at Easter Road in the January transfer window and has made two appearances against Celtic and Kilmarnock following his move from Arsenal. But since then, he has played second to number one Ofir Marciano.
The Israeli international has confirmed his departure from Easter Road in the summer though and there’s talks occurring over whether Macey will stay beyond then, his initial contract up in May. A chance for the former Arsenal man could come this Monday in the Scottish Cup against Queen of the South.
Marciano is coming into the match off the back of a heavy international week with Israel, manager Jack Ross saying: “Ofir is the only one who hasn’t rejoined us yet but he has had a huge amount of travelling this week. He was travelling back from Moldova to Israel and then back to the UK so he won’t be back in with us until the weekend.
“We will assess him [Marciano] to see how he is after all his travelling. He also played three 90 minutes in that period as well. So, yeah, he is one we will give consideration to in terms of the demands that have been on him.”
Ross knows a tough test awaits Hibs when they face Queen of the South on Monday night, the Championship side having beaten Edinburgh rivals Hearts at Tynecastle last weekend.
He said: “I was at the game on Saturday and it was an opportunity for me to see them live. I wasn’t surprised by the level of performance as their level of performance recently has been very good. They have an energy about them.
“They have confidence. But the quality we have within the squad, the steps forward we have taken this season with international recognition, some of them receiving attention and transfer bids… we have prepared all week for the game. It will be a tough match but an exciting one for us nonetheless.”
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