Dillon Barnes has thanked Hibs after he was recalled from his Easter Road loan stint by QPR.

The keeper made eight appearances for Jack Ross’ side following his move from Loftus Road, primarily playing back-up to Ofir Marciano and providing cover in the League Cup group stage matches.

Barnes has returned to QPR following his loan stint at Hibs.

Barnes has returned to QPR following his loan stint at Hibs. (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

But after the Israeli keeper picked up an injury in the match against St Mirren, Barnes was handed his Premiership debut before the QPR loanee started in matches against Rangers, Ross County and Livingston.

Now he heads back to QPR in search of regular first-team football, with Marciano due to return from injury. It leaves Ross with just his number one and goalkeeper coach Craig Samson to pick from between the sticks.

He’s back down south but Barnes says he’ll be keeping an eye out for results at Easter Road: “I’ve loved every minute of my time at Hibs. I’ve been made to feel very welcome by everyone at the club and it’s been a great experience all-round.

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Making his move back down south. (Photo by Mark Scates/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“I’ve learned a lot that I’ll take with me, and it’s been a pleasure working on a daily basis with the coaching staff and the other goalkeepers. I’ll always look out for the Hibs score on a Saturday and it goes without saying that I hope the boys have a great second half of the season.”

Hibs currently sit fourth in the Premiership, looking to bounce back from three consecutive defeats when they face Celtic next Monday.

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