Hibernian have brought striker Jamie Maclaren back to Easter Road on a season-long loan deal.
The Australia international signed off on his first spell with a hat-trick against Rangers in May and Hibs have succeeded in persuading German side Darmstadt to sanction a return to Scotland.
The 25-year-old was a late call-up to Australia’s World Cup squad after scoring eight goals in 15 Hibs appearances and could feature against Motherwell in the Ladbrokes Premiership on Sunday.
Maclaren told Hibs’ official website: “A few factors drove me to come back. With the success that we had last season it just breeds confidence throughout the squad and, for me, scoring goals was important.
“After having the World Cup experience I want to kick on. This is the best club for me to be at to kick on.
“I think having a manager like Neil Lennon who backs me and every player in the squad, that’s who you want to play for. And the fans have also been on at me on social media since the break, so it’s nice to be wanted and valued. I’m just glad I’m here.”
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