Hibs boss Shaun Maloney is excited to work with former Chicago Fire teammate Jon Bush at Easter Road – insisting the new Head of Goalkeeping at the club will be “brilliant” for the Hibees in the long term.

The American comes to Scotland on the back of a stellar career in the USA that saw him named MLS Goalkeeper of the Year in 2008 and represent the US national team.

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After his appointment was confirmed earlier this week, Maloney opened up on what Busch will bring to Easter Road as he paid tribute to his predecessor Craig Samson.

“He brings energy,” the Hibs boss said.

“When I got the job, Jon was immediately one that I wanted to bring in and one I thought that long-term would be brilliant for the club. He was also desperate to come in.

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“After a few weeks, we managed to get him here, which I was really happy about. I also want to thank Craig (Samson) for all the work he did with me.”

Busch has worked with North American Soccer League club, Indy Eleven as their Academy Goalkeeping Coach and has also worked with US Youth National Teams ranging from U14 to U23, including the US Olympics Soccer Team.

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