Caltex Socceroos striker Jamie Maclaren will spend the rest of the season on loan at Scottish Premiership side Hibernian in a bid to enhance his World Cup hopes.
The five-time international put pen to paper on Monday night (AEDT) after parent club Darmstadt 98 agreed to the move.
Maclaren, who has already met up with Neil Lennon's men at their winter training camp in Portugal, outlined his desire to be force his way into Australia's squad for Russia 2018.
"I am delighted to be joining Hibernian for the rest of the season," the 24-year-old said on the club's official website.
"I’ve spoken to the manager and he has high hopes for the second half of the season, and hopefully I can contribute to that.
"It's a big few months for me personally with the World Cup on the horizon, so I’m very motivated to get some goals and hopefully force my way into the final squad for Russia."
Hibernian are currently fourth in Scotland's top flight, five points off a Europa League place.
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