Hibs have signed goalkeeper Dillon Barnes on loan from Queens Park Rangers as back up for Israeli international Ofir Marciano.

6ft-4ib Barnes joined QPR last summer on a free transfer from Swindon Town as back-up and is yet to play for the Championship side. He still has a year left on his contract with Mark Warburton’s side.

The 24-year-old started his career at Barnet but was snapped up by Fulham in 2014. He never made a senior appearance for the Cottagers and left on a permanent basis after a spell on loan in non-league at Farnborough.

He signed for Colchester United five years ago and went onto play 30 times for the U’s first-team, as well as have loan stints away at Welling United and Hemel Hempstead Town to get some more game time under his belt.

Barnes played in a pre-season with League One side Swindon Town earlier this summer but the Robins decided against bringing him in, opting to go for Manchester United youngster Matej Kovac instead.

Head Coach Jack Ross told Hibernian Media: “Dillon gives us another option in an area of the pitch where we’re light in terms of numbers. He’s keen to develop and hungry to play.”

Barnes added: “It’s a privilege to have signed on loan for Hibernian.

“I already knew a fair bit about the club and was in no doubt it was a move I wanted to make, especially after speaking to a few people with experience of Scottish football.

“I’m looking forward to getting started.”