Ofir Marciano set for Hibs reappearance as keepers battle for No.1 shirt

Head coach Paul Heckingbottom is expected to hand Ofir Marciano the gloves for Tuesday night’s final pre-season friendly against Carlisle United.

Monday, 8th July 2019, 6:30 am
Updated Monday, 8th July 2019, 7:30 am
Hibs' Ofir Marciano was granted extended summer leave due to international commitments with Israel. Pic: SNS
Hibs' Ofir Marciano was granted extended summer leave due to international commitments with Israel. Pic: SNS

Marciano watched on from the stand on Saturday as Hibs defeated Dunfermline 3-1 at East End Park, with new arrival Chris Maxwell handed his first appearance between the sticks after making his season-long loan move from Preston North End.

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Maxwell made a smart save from Gabby McGill in the second half to help Hibs to victory, but Marciano – who was given extra time off over the summer due to international commitments in June with Israel – will get his chance at Brunton Park as he and Maxwell battle for the No.1 spot.

Heckingbottom said: “He [Ofir] will be back in. We have to start getting him game time before the League Cup games.”