Out of favour Preston North End goalkeeper Chris Maxwell is thought to be a summer transfer target for Ladbrokes Premiership club Hibernian according to reports by the Daily Record.

The 28-year-old former Welsh youth international stopper is third in line for the number one jersey at Deepdale and the player could be ready to leave the club in search for regular first team football.

It has now been reported that Hibernian boss Paul Heckingbottom has earmarked Maxwell for a loan move to Easter Road and the Ladbrokes Premiership club could be on the verge of submitting a loan request to Preston North End for the keeper.

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After breaking through Wrexham’s academy system, Maxwell went on to make 85 senior appearances for The Dragons before enjoying a four-year spell with Fleetwood Town which saw the player win promotion with the club to Sky Bet League One. Maxwell joined current club Preston North End in summer 2016 and featured regularly for The Lilywhites in his first two seasons at Deepdale.

Last season saw Maxwell fall out of favour with Preston North End and the player was loaned out to third tier club Charlton Athletic for the second half of the season. The keeper was an unused substitute as The Addicks beat Sunderland 2-1 in the Sky Bet League One play-off final at Wembley to secure promotion.

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