Matt Macey says he is ‘absolutely loving playing for Hibs’ as he signs a contract extension until 2023 following his winter move from Arsenal.

The Premier League giants fought off fierce competition to sign Macey but he left Arsenal in the January transfer window after a lengthy stay. He could become Hibs’ number one next season with Ofir Marciano to leave the Easter Road club in the summer.

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Ross signed Macey from Arsenal. (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Macey said of his new deal: “I am absolutely loving playing for Hibs. I feel like I’ve settled in really well and that’s a credit to the staff and the players. Everyone around the club made me feel comfortable and within two or three days, I played against Celtic.

“After a few training sessions I felt really happy and I’ve kicked on since. I’m enjoying it and I’m really happy. From what I’ve seen, there is a real hunger, a massive hunger from the boys to put that right this time around. The boys are hugely motivated.”

Head coach Jack Ross added: “I’m really pleased because he’s made a brilliant impression since he came. When he came here in January, we both understood it was an opportunity for him to impress us and for us to assess him and he’s settled in really well.

“He’s been really good in training and he’s been terrific in the games he’s played as well, so he’s excited. For him to grasp that opportunity, looking forward to the end of this season and into next season, is great. Obviously with Ofir leaving it puts us in a good position as well.”

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