Hibernian have completed the signing of goalkeeper David Marshall from Queens Park Rangers. Marshall will provide competition to Matt Macey and Kevin Dabrowski on his return to Scottish football for the first time in 15 years. He was with QPR on loan after a fallout with Wayne Rooney at Derby County. Marshall was part of English football for 15 years and earned 47 caps for Scotland.
“I’d like to offer David a very warm welcome. He’s an excellent goalkeeper and actually a player that I’ve tried to sign before,” Hibernian boss Lee Johnson said about David Marshall. “His experience will be invaluable for us both on and off the pitch. It’s vital that our senior players aren’t just great characters, but also help us set the standard around the training ground and on matchdays. He is a fantastic addition to this squad, and I’m looking forward to working with him.”
We have a young, talented, ambitious team, but we know that if we want to be successful, we need to have a good balance in terms of experience and leadership, and David Marshall fits that mould perfectly,” Hibernian head of recruitment Ian Gordon said. “He is a real professional, who will push on the other ‘keepers and really help accelerate the development of our younger goalkeepers like Murray Johnson.”