Arsenal goalkeeper Matt Macey wants Hibs to sign


To help fix their goalkeeping problem, HIBS are close to signing Arsenal goalkeeper Matt Macey.

After more than seven years with the Londoners, Macey, 26, has decided to leave the Emirates through mutual consent to play in the first team.

He will sign a deal with the Hibees until the end of the season and will battle for the number one spot at Easter Road with Ofir Marciano. Dillon Barnes, a former stand-in, recently returned to QPR.

In the next 24 hours, Macey is scheduled to arrive at the Hibs training center in East Lothian to undergo a medical procedure and complete the formalities of the transfer.

For Monday night’s game against Celtic, the 6’3″ stopper will be called straight into Jack Ross’ squad and will make an impressive debut if Marciano fails to recover from the calf injury that has held him out of action for the last three games.

Macey joined Bristol Rovers’ Arsenal in 2013 for £ 125,000 but made just two competitive appearances for the club, in 2017 against Red Star Belgrade and Norwich.

During his loan spells at Accrington Stanley, Luton and Plymouth, however, he was a regular.

Hibs are also considering taking back Kevin Dabrowski from his Dumbarton loan, which would be the Sons’ hammer blow.

This season in League One, the Polish youngster has excelled, making 12 appearances and winning plaudits for his performances.

The Hibs were keen to retain Dabrowski at the Rocks until the end of the season, but now, after having to bench goalkeeping coach Craig Samson for the last three games, it might be more necessary for them to have additional senior replacements.

Another promising candidate in between places, Paddy Martin, remains on loan at Stenhousemuir.


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