JURGEN DEGABRIELE ON NEW TEAMMATE ANDREW HOGG

Earlier this month, former Enosis Neon Paralimni goalkeeper, Andrew Hogg returned to his homeland after signing a five-year deal with Premier League runner ups, Hibernians FC.

The Maltese international has made over 40 appearances for his country and is seen as one of the best goalkeepers in Malta.

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Andrew Hogg (right) and goalkeeping legend, Gianluigi Buffon.

Hogg has joined Hibernians FC after being a free agent since leaving Greek SuperLeague side, AEL Kalloni in January where the goalkeeper fell out with the club over contract disputes.

The talented goalkeeper started his career at Pietà Hotspurs where he spent time on loan at Italian side Bari during the 2003/04 season.

On his return to Hotspurs, Hogg went on to become the side’s first choice goalkeeper before moving to Valletta during the 2007 transfer window.

After over 115 appearances to his name, as a member of the Lily Whites, the goalkeeper moved to Cyprus when he joined Enosis Neon Paralimni.

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Andrew Hogg vs Napoli

Following a season in Cyprus, Hogg moved to Greece where he was seen as a first choice player for Kalloni.

The goalkeeper enjoyed life in Greece before a dispute reported to be over his contract erupted at the start of the year.

The Times of Malta reported that Hogg had returned to his home country in February following the dispute with Kalloni.

Hogg hopes to start a new chapter in his career after committing himself to Hibs for the next five years.

The star’s new team mate Jurgen Degabriele commented on the transfer saying, “It’s a big signing for our team, especially for players my age because he is a player with experience abroad and in more professional environments.

“Now we have two goalkeepers in Andrew and Justin Haber, who both have experience abroad, it’s a big asset for the team.”

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Andrew Hogg brings experience to the Hibs side.

Degabriele went onto say, “Working with players such as Hogg, Cohen, Andrei Agius, and Clayton Failla is a big opportunity for us youngsters to improve our game.

“They all have international experience and a good level of football to their name so we can only benefit from them.”

The Hibs forward finished by commenting on his side’s chances next season saying, “As everyone knows Hibs is a big club and we want to win trophies every year so obviously our target is to try and win.”

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Jurgen Degabriele

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