Hibernian ace Ofir Marciano says playing at Rangers stadium Ibrox is 'amazing'

Ofir Marciano

Glasgow Rangers will host Hibs this weekend at Ibrox and the visiting keeper - sold on a Scotland move by Celtic's Nir Bitton - is looking forward to it.

Ofir Marciano

Glasgow Rangers and Ibrox stadium have been highly praised by Hibernian goalkeeper Ofir Marciano ahead of the two teams' Scottish Premiership clash this Sunday (Edinburgh Evening News).

Steven Gerrard's charges will host Paul Heckingbottom's side at Ibrox this weekend with both teams having kicked off their respective league campaigns on a winning note, though both left it late.



Hibs ran out 1-0 winners over St Mirren at Easter Road thanks to an 85th-minute goal by Scott Allan, while Rangers had to wait until injury time to grab their winner in the 2-1 triumph at Kilmarnock.

Despite claiming that playing at Ibrox tops everything in Scottish football - except for the Edinburgh derby between Hibs and Hearts - Marciano noted that his side has a decent record against Rangers, losing just twice in eight matches since he arrived at the Scottish capital.

5th May 2019, Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Rangers versus Hibernian; General view of Ibrox Stadium

"For me personally, it’s the best experience in Scotland apart from the derbies," the 29-year-old told the Edinburgh Evening News. "To play at Ibrox is amazing. You can see Rangers getting better, but we always play well there and are looking forward to it."

Marciano joined Hibs, initially on loan for the 2016–17 season, admitting that he was sold on a move to Scotland by fellow Israel international Nir Bitton of Celtic (Daily Record), and went on to sign a four-year deal at Easter Road the following summer (official Hibs website).

Ofir Marciano of Hibernian heads at the Aberdeen goal in the last minute during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match between Hibernian and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on April 22,...

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