New Hibs defender can’t wait to check himself in Scottish top-flight after dealing with Celtic in Europe

NEW Hibs defender Marijan Cabraja believes he’ll get pleasure from taking part in within the Scottish top-flight after developing towards Celtic in Europe final season.

The left-back joined the Leith aspect on a three-year deal from Dinamo Zagreb on Wednesday night as a alternative for Josh Doig, who made the swap to Hellas Verona.

Cabraja was on mortgage at Ferencvaros at first of final time period when the Hungarian aspect had been crushed each house and away by Ange Postecoglou’s aspect within the Europa League group levels.

And the 25-year-old former Croatia youth Worldwide is assured of adjusting to life in Scotland on and off the pitch.

Cabraja is a direct alternative for Josh Doig, who joined Italian aspect Hellas Verona (Pic Hibernian FC)

He stated: “Scottish soccer is actually dynamic and Celtic is a extremely good crew, they beat us and I believe the league is actually dynamic with numerous preventing and operating – it needs to be enjoyable.

“I’m very excited to play soccer in Scotland, that is perhaps a as soon as in a lifetime alternative so I didn’t need to miss it.

“Edinburgh is such a pleasant metropolis; I’ve learn quite a bit in regards to the metropolis and I can’t wait to discover it.”

Cabraja was a team-mate of Adam Bogdan at Ferencvaros and admits the previous Hibs goalkeeper had nothing however good issues to say in regards to the membership.

Chatting with Hibs TV added: “I spoke to Adam and he instructed me that this membership is one thing that I’ll perhaps not see in my soccer profession as a result of he instructed me this membership was like a household membership and with the kind of particular person I’m I’m actually comfortable.

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“Adam helped me quite a bit and thanks Adam.”

Cabraja, who spent the second half of final season on mortgage at Slovenian membership NK Olimpija Ljubljana, additionally believes supervisor Lee Johnson’s footballing philosophy will swimsuit him.

He added: “To be trustworthy, after I heard what the supervisor’s plans had been and when he instructed me his thought of soccer, I used to be actually excited.

“The dialog with Lee helped me quite a bit, no one can assure that you’ll play each recreation in case you practice badly, however it helped me as a result of I rapidly realised that his thought of soccer is much like mine.

“Once I checked the membership it’s a historic membership and I’m actually glad I received this chance.”

New Hibs striker Momodou Bojang, in the meantime, admits he’s lastly glad to have arrived in Edinburgh after ready over a month to acquire his work allow.

The Gambian joined up along with his new team-mates on Wednesday and will make his debut in Sunday’s Premier Sports activities Cup conflict at Bonnyrigg Rose.

He stated: “I needed to maintain myself. I used to be in Gambia doing my very own coaching.

“I used to be working arduous, coaching within the morning and within the afternoon on daily basis, earlier than I lastly joined the crew.

“I’m prepared now. I’m feeling comfortable. I can’t wait to start out coaching with my teammates.”