Hibs defender Josh Doig has capped a brilliant week off, after being named Scottish Football Writers' Association Young Player of the Year.
Doig, 18, made the shortlist along with David Turnbull (Celtic), Lewis Ferguson (Aberdeen) and Nathan Patterson (Rangers).
The news caps of a fine week for both Hibs ad Doig, after the Hibees seen of Dundee United 2-0 at Hampden in the Scottish Cup Semi Final, to book a place against St Johnstone in the final at Hampden in two weeks.
Speaking to the official club website, Doig said:
“I’m ecstatic about it.
“It’s the first award I’ve ever won but it’s brilliant, such a shock.
“I wasn’t really expecting that but I’m absolutely delighted. It’s a proud moment for my family.
“I know the other players on the list and a few who weren’t on there who have been doing so well this season.
“Watching these players, thinking how good they are doing at such a young age, I idolised them, but to win the award over them is still shocking for me.
“It’s such a confidence boost for myself and it’s testament to how well myself and the team have done this season.
“To even be put in a category with these players is massive for me.”
It's the fifth time a Hibs youngster has won the award, previous winners being Derek Riordan, Scott Brown and Steven Fletcher (x2).
The correct decision.
Josh has been nothing short of sensational this season and thouroughly deserves the award.
He has been attracting interest from some huge clubs, and the Hibees are bracing themselves for some summer bids.
However his stock keeps risisng and so will his value.
Some reports keep claiming £1.5m would be enough to prize him from Easter Road - not in this lifetime.
Hibs must be looking for a huge fee for a player with huge potential.
Let's hope, however, that we can keep hold of Josh and see him in the green and white for a few more seasons yet!!
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