After QPR recalled Dillon Barnes, the Hibs were in trouble.
This season, the goalkeeper played eight times for the men of Jack Ross, deputizing for Ofir Marciano, who’s still not completely fit.
Ross acknowledged that while he was unhappy that Barnes had been taken back to his parent club, the player left Hibs with his best wishes. “He said, “Dillon is leaving with our best wishes, and this season, I want to thank him for his contribution.
He has been a famous squad member with a first-class attitude since the day he arrived at the Hibernian Training Center.
Craig Samson, our goalkeeping coach, was also pleased with his performances. Dillon performed well when he had the chance to play – particularly when Ofir Marciano was out through injury in our last game at Ibrox.
“However, we understand the desire for regular first-team action.”
Barnes went on to add: “I loved every minute of my time at Hibs.” Everyone at the club made me feel very comfortable and it was a wonderful all-round experience.
“I’ve learned a lot that I’ll take with me and it’s been a pleasure working with the coaching staff and the other goalkeepers on a daily basis. I’ll always be looking out for a Hibs goal on Saturday, and of course I hope the boys have a great second half.”