David Marshall has returned back to Scottish football for the first time in 15-years and is excited by the challenge ahead of him at Hibernian FC.
The 37-year-old has put pen-to-paper on a two-year pre-contract agreement, which will again see him test himself in the Scottish top-flight.
The last time he featured in the SPFL was back in 2007, but now he’s back, the experienced goalkeeper told Hibs TV he has big ambitions for the coming season.
“I’m excited for the challenge,” Marshall smiled. “I’ve kept an eye on it as I’ve got a lot of friends that play in the league, but it’s been a long time since I played in the SPFL. I’m really looking forward to it.
“Ultimately Hibs should be looking to be the third best team in this country.
“European football has got to be a minimum aim for the Club and competing in cup competitions.
“We know there’s a hell of a lot of hard work needed to get there, but there’s no reason why we can’t. We want to be a strong top six side battling for Europe every year; that’s the demands we should put on ourselves.”
Upon his arrival, Manager Lee Johnson said Marshall’s experience will be invaluable. The 37-year-old arrives with over 600 games for club and country under his belt, alongside leadership skills gained from being Club Captain and a real leader at the back.
“I’m not one of those guys who will come in and tell players what to do,” admitted Marshall.
“My experience will naturally lend itself in terms of communication on the pitch and in training, it’ll happen naturally.
“I’m here for any lads, especially goalkeepers. The young lads will pick up things like I did. It’s an important position, goalkeeper, so hopefully I can help the team.”