Hibs hand trial to Swedish keeper Marcus Sandberg

Marcus Sandberg in action for IFK Gothenburg this season. Pic: Getty

Marcus Sandberg in action for IFK Gothenburg this season. Pic: Getty

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Hibs have taken former Sweden Under-21 goalkeeper Marcus Sandberg on trial for a week.

Sandberg, who currently plays for IFK Gothenburg in the Swedish Allsvenskan, has joined up with the Easter Road club, allowing head coach Alan Stubbs to run the rule over him.

IFK’s sports director Mats Gren said: “Marcus has received an okay from us to go over and participate in a number of practice sessions this week. What it results in remains to be seen.”

Sandberg, 24, has played three times for Sweden’s Under-21 side. He is usually the No.2 goalkeeper at the Gothenburg outfit behind John Alvbage, but he has played 16 times for the club in 2014.

Hibs’ current No.1 is Mark Oxley, but the Englishman is on loan from Hull City and his deal runs out in January.