Hibs' Adam Bogdan on why he never gave up hope of returning to Easter Road

Hungarian goalkeeper 'had little feeling' he'd be back at club

Saturday, 18th January 2020, 7:30 am
Adam Bogdan. Pic: SNS

Adam Bogdan has admitted he never gave up hope of returning to Easter Road, revealing he always had “a little feeling” that he’d be back one day.

Having spent last season on loan in Edinburgh from Liverpool, the Hungarian internationalist found himself a free agent after then head coach Paul Heckingbottom decided against offering him a fresh contract.

But he jumped at the chance of a short-term deal, one which has now been extended to the end of the season with Chris Maxwell, who was brought in by Heckingbottom on loan from Preston North End, now on the verge of moving on to Blackpool.

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“I had opportunities,” admitted Bogdan, who joined Jack Ross squad for their winter camp in Spain despite not having a contract at that point. “There were opportunities to do things that I decided not to do in the end and a couple of options I would’ve loved but didn’t work out, so here I am. I always had a little feeling that I could be back. I don’t know why. Life works in a funny way and I’m glad. That’s the main thing.”

Bogdan will once again be competing with Israeli internationalist Ofir Marciano for the gloves, a challenge he insisted he was relishing. He said: “We are friends. I have never really had any problems with anybody in my career. I’m the sort that wants to do the best as possible on the pitch and I try to help others by keeping the standard high.”