Kevin Dąbrowski leaves Hibs after six years as goalkeeper links up with former team-mate for loan deal

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Hibs goalkeeper Kevin Dąbrowski will leave the club in the summer when his current contract expires, and will see out the season on loan with Queen of the South.

His move to Dumfries will mean a reunion with former Easter Road team-mate Marvin Bartley, who has also signed defender Jack Brydon from the Capital club on a two-and-a-half-year deal following his arrival as manager at Palmerston Park.

Dąbrowski joined Hibs from Lech Poznan in the summer of 2017 but had to wait until February 2022 for his first-team debut – a man-of-the-match performance in a goalless Edinburgh derby draw with Hearts at Easter Road. He made five more appearances last season but has only played once since, in the Premier Sports Cup group defeat by Falkirk in July.

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An injury suffered by the Polish shot-stopper in training forced Hibs to bring in cover, with Ryan Schofield joining on a season-long loan from Huddersfield Town in late August

Kevin Dąbrowski has joined Queen of the South on loanKevin Dąbrowski has joined Queen of the South on loan
Kevin Dąbrowski has joined Queen of the South on loan

Hibs boss Lee Johnson said: “After long discussions with Kev, he made it clear to us that he had a strong desire to be a number one goalkeeper and to get regular game-time, something we can’t offer him here at this moment in time. We wish Kev all the best for the future and thank him for all his efforts during his time at the club.”

The Doonhamers will be Dąbrowski’s fifth loan side following spells earlier in his career with Berwick Rangers, Civil Service Strollers, Cowdenbeath, and Dumbarton.

His departure will likely see highly-rated teenager Murray Johnson promoted to third-choice ‘keeper at Easter Road, with Schofield continuing to play back-up to David Marshall in the first-team squad.

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