Matt Macey admits he was desperate to return to Luton Town after leaving Hibernian for the Hatters.

The goalkeeper has returned south of the border for an undisclosed fee following 18 months with the Easter Road club.

Macey made a total of 56 appearances for Hibs but faced uncertainty over his role as number one in the wake of former Scotland shot-stopper David Marshall’s arrival last month.

Macey briefly played for the English Championship side on loan from Arsenal from January 2017 and is thrilled to be back at Kenilworth Road.

Macey said: “I’m really excited. When I heard there was some interest I was desperate to come back. I had such a good time here, even though it was very brief last time.

“When I came here five or six years ago, I was probably still a boy. 

“I was still learning and I’d only played four or five professional men’s games before I made my debut here.

“I’m coming back with over 100 games under my belt, big experiences in big games and atmospheres in Scotland, and I feel like I’ve grown as a person and a player from that.

“It’s brought back a lot of memories today. I had a lot of fun in that ten-week spell and I look forward to starting again.”

Hibs have confirmed that they receive further add-ons while a sell-one fee is also included as part of the deal.

Hibs chief executive Ben Kensell said: “We’d like to thank Matt for his contribution and efforts during his time at the club.

"On and off the pitch, Matt was a model professional and we wish him all the best for the future.

"To grow Hibernian FC and to provide further transfer funds for our squad, player trading is vital, alongside increasing our club-controlled income.

"I’d like to thank Luton for the way negotiations were conducted and we believe we’ve got a really beneficial deal for our football club.”