A recent decision made by Hibs head coach Paul Heckingbottom could pay dividends in the future.
He has revealed that goalkeeper Kevin Dawbrowski was sent on loan to Cowdenbeath so he could face the likes of Hearts and Dundee United.
“We were really keen to get him out for the league cup games because he’s got Hearts and Dundee United in his group. It’s great experience for him” Heckingbottom said, as reported by Edinburgh Live.
Dawbrowski might have conceded five goals in the two games. However, the experience will do him the world of good.
By the time the player returns to Easter Road, he will have experienced not only a season of lower league football. But also matches against some of the biggest teams in Scotland.
It will be interesting to see what happens with Dabrowski when he returns to Hibs next season. He may well be sent out on loan once more.
Another loan deal is possible
Or Heckingbottom could be persuaded to give him a chance in the first team. It is far more likely that he will be loan out once more though.
If the loan deals lead to Dabrowski eventually becoming Hibs’ number one goalkeeper, then the move was a master-stroke by the Hibs boss.
It might be a while before Dabrowski is the number one goalkeeper. But should that happen his loan deal at Cowdenbeath may well have played a part.