New Hibernian goalkeeper Matt Macey has disclosed that he spoke to Kieran Tierney before deciding to move to Scotland.
Macey, who was at Arsenal with the Scottish international, discussed the move with Tierney, who told the goalkeeper that it would be a good decision to make the move to Hibernian.
“I spoke to Kieran Tierney at length about the opportunity to come to Hibernian, about Scottish football and the country in general. Kieran was really positive about every aspect of it, whether it was the club or Edinburgh itself” Macey said.
“I was already keen to come, but it was good to hear him talk so enthusiastically about it all. He backed up the gut feeling I had” Macey continued.
Macey could make his Hibernian debut at Celtic Park on Monday night. He revealed he had discussed that possibility with Tierney as well, and that he is more than prepared to make his debut if required.
“It would be a great one to start with! It’s already come up in conversation with Kieran Tierney. He isn’t exactly subtle about the team he supports, so I think the well-wishes from him would last until kick-off. Personally, it would be an exciting game to be involved in. I’m fit and raring to go” he concluded.
Macey sounds eager to play first-team football, which is understandable. He didn’t get that at Arsenal. It will be interesting to see if Jack Ross selects the player for Celtic Park. A good performance could set Macey up for the rest of his time in Scotland.