The Socceroos striker came on in the 82nd minute and almost scored, only to be denied by the offside flag.

The 24-year-old is on loan at the SPL club following limited game time in the German 2.Bundesliga for SV Darmstadt.

Hibs currently sit fourth in the Scottish league, but Maclaren may have an opportunity to impress himself onto the club with a high-profile clash against Celtic this weekend.

After 23 games, Hibernian are already 16 points behind the dominant Hoops, testament to the one-sided nature of the Scottish first division.

But Hibs have a good record against Brendan Rodger’s men this season under former Celts boss Neil Lennon, holding the runaway leaders to two draws so far.

The issue for Maclaren may be the adequate form of Hibs’ strikers. Anthony Stokes and Simon Murray have provided more than their fair share of goals this season, putting pressure on the Australian to perform.