Jack Ross has said that Chris Maxwell may have played his final game for Hibs as a Preston return looks likely.

It’s been a mixed spell for the Welshman at Easter Road. After initially being used as the League Cup goalkeeper whilst Ofir Marciano played in the league, he claimed the number one jersey after September’s Edinburgh Derby defeat.

Maxwell could head back to Preston. (Photo by Callum Landells/Getty Images)

A run of ten back-to-back Premiership starts occurred before he was benched against Aberdeen. 45 minutes were had against Celtic the following week but he hasn’t featured in any of Ross’ last three squads.

Maxwell hasn’t travelled with Hibs to Spain for their warm weather training camp and Ross has told the Daily Record his Leith stint could be over: “In terms of goalkeepers we are in an unusual situation at the end of last month in that we had three senior goalkeepers who all want to be first choice.

“Chris has intimated that, having found himself out of the team, that he’d prefer to go and play regular first team football. So the clubs are in the process of trying to find something that will suit him.

Ross has provided an update. (Photo by Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images)

“And that would hopefully leave us with a situation where we would have Adam in along with Ofir until the end of the season.”

Strong department

Hibs have arguably got the best goalkeeper department outside of Celtic and Rangers in the SPFL. All three, Bogdan, Marciano and Maxwell, are all proven at a high level.

Maxwell’s had his chances at Hibs but it looks as if Marciano will remain the club’s number one until the season is finished. He has reclaimed his usual number one berth following the Preston loanee’s run in the team.

Maxwell featured in a cup semi-final. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Overall Maxwell has made 17 appearances for the Hibees, managing to appear in a League Cup semi-final whilst in Edinburgh.

A trip back to Deepdale looks likely for him now.

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