Hibs star set for Hearts derby debut as arrival confirmed

Hibs manager Jack Ross has confirmed that Easter Road new boy Christopher Mueller will arrive in Edinburgh next week as he starts life with the Hibees ahead of a potential New Year derby debut against Hearts.

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While the American can’t be registered until the transfer window, he can train and get settled in his new environment over the next month and Ross hopes it will let him hit the ground running at Hibs.

“Chris Mueller will arrive in the UK on Wednesday, which will give him a month with us before he’s ready to play,” Ross said.

“It gives him time to settle at the club and in the city. He has always earmarked the derby as his first game to be involved in.”


The American’s season ended when Orlando were knocked out of the MLS Cup playoffs by Nashville, losing 3-1 as their hopes of lifting the MLS Cup came to an end.

Mueller took to social media earlier this week to say goodbye to the Orlando City support after four years with the MLS side came to an end, tweeting: “Words can’t express the gratitude I feel in my heart for getting to spend the past 4 years in Our City. I will cherish the experiences I’ve had, people I’ve met, and memories I’ve created for the rest of my life.

“Thank you Orlando, from the bottom of my heart.”

Mueller scored 22 goals and recorded 20 assists in 126 games for the Lions – 112 of those coming in the MLS regular season, an Orlando club record – with the Schaumburg, Illinois native having been drafted by Orlando City out of the University of Wisconsin as the sixth overall pick in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft.

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