There was more good news for Hibs’ fans yesterday with the news that Mark Oxley’s loan stay from Hull City has been extended until the end of the 2014/15 season.

The 24-year-old moved to Easter Road in August in an initial six-month loan and that agreement has now been extended until the end of May – much to Oxley’s delight.

Speaking to Hibs TV, Oxley said: “I’m delighted to be here until the end of the season – I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at Hibs so far, especially with our recent results.

“All the hard work is starting to pay off and is showing with our results and I’m happy to be a part of it.”

“Coming here to Hibs was a great opportunity to play as many games as possible and hopefully I can carry on doing that and helping the team to win.

“I had a taste last season of playing a long spell of games and that was the plan for me with this loan move, so it has been really beneficial.”

“I went into my debut just focusing on getting a clean sheet and a win, so to score the winning goal was an unbelievable experience.

“But the most pleasing aspect for me has been our recent results; the win against Rangers was good and people are now starting to talk positively about us as a team.

“Now we’re just going to keep working hard, buying into what the manager wants us to do and push for promotion.”

Head Coach Alan Stubbs said: “Mark’s loan extension is obviously great news for us and it’s something that we’ve been working on for a long time.

“First and foremost, we would like to thank Steve Bruce and Hull City for enabling us to keep Mark here at Hibernian for the rest of the season.

“Mark has been really good for us so far this season and has provided us with a real presence in goal.His performances have been excellent and have merited the loan extension. We’re delighted about the extension and so is Mark.”

Meanwhile Stubbs should find out later today whether teenage striker Jason Cummings’ appeal against a one match ban following his goal celebration during the Edinburgh derby will be upheld.