Hibs manager Jack Ross has moved to bolster his goalkeeping department, bringing in Dillon Barnes on loan from QPR.

The QPR stopper has joined the Hibees on a season-long loan deal. He will provide cover for current Easter Road number one, Israel international Ofir Marciano.

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Dillon Barnes has swapped QPR for Hibs. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

Barnes started his career at Barnet before signing a deal with Fulham back in 2014, still only a teenager at that time. A stint with Colchester United was to come next for the 24-year-old before a move to QPR last summer.

He now joins Hibs, who have started the Premiership season in good form. They have only lost once in their opening six games, winning four times. Barnes is Ross’ fifth signing of the summer, following the arrivals of Alex Gogic, Drey Wright, Jamie Murphy and Kevin Nisbet.


The Easter Road boss says he is happy to bring in the stopper from QPR: “Dillon gives us another option in an area of the pitch where we’re light in terms of numbers. He’s keen to develop and hungry to play.”

Barnes is also looking forward to the challenge at a club he knows all about: “It’s a privilege to have signed on loan for Hibernian.

“I already knew a fair bit about the club and was in no doubt it was a move I wanted to make, especially after speaking to a few people with experience of Scottish football.

“I’m looking forward to getting started.”

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