Caltex Socceroos striker Jamie Maclaren has made his debut for new club Hibernian in a 1-0 win at Dundee in the Scottish Premiership on Thursday morning (AEDT).
Maclaren joined Hibs earlier this month on loan from his German club Darmstadt 98.
While he watched on from the bench in the club’s Scottish Cup loss to Hearts on the weekend, Maclaren came on in the 82nd minute for his club debut at Dens Park.
The ex-Brisbane Roar striker almost had an opportunity on goal as well, racing clear soon after coming on, only to be denied by an offside flag.
The 24-year-old made the move to Scotland in search of some consistent game time as he looks to stake his claim for a in the Caltex Socceroos squad for this year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Hibernian’s win has seen them jump up to fourth on the SPL ladder ahead of a clash at league-leaders Celtic this weekend.
Meanwhile, Maclaren’s ex-Roar teammate Brandon Borrello saw his 2.Bundesliga clash against Darmstadt 98 abandoned at half-time after his Kaiserslautern boss Jeff Strasser reportedly suffered a heart attack.
Docters were called to Kaiserslautern’s change rooms at half-time when Stresser was feeling ill and he was immediately taken to hospital, with the game called off.
The match was locked at 0-0, with Borrello in Kaiserslautern’s starting XI.
Elsewhere, keeper Danny Vukovic played another 90 minutes for Genk in Belgium as they secured a gritty 2-1 at Lokeren.
Second half goals from Joseph Aidoo and Dante Vanzeir proved enough for Genk, who only conceded late on when Vukovic was unable to keep out Ari Skulason’s penalty.
It was another strong performance from Vukovic, who made five saves in the 90 minutes to help Genk to their seventh win of the campaign to sit in seventh position.
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