Hibs defender Josh Doig signs new contract

Last updated : 26 February 2021 By Steve Forbes

Hibs have been handed another massive boost today, just a few days after the news that midfielder Joe Newell had signed a new deal.

Youngster Josh Doig has followed suit and signed a new long-term contract with the club.

The 18-year-old left back has been in sensational form since making the breakthrough this season, and he has been awarded with a new 4-year-deal.

Doig has been linked with some massive including Man City, Arsenal, Leeds United and Chelsea, and has also been watched by the likes of Sunderland, Stoke City and Celtic.

The Hibees have now protected their asset by tying him down n a long-term contract.

Speaking to the official website, Doig said:

“I’m grateful for the new contract and the club’s faith in me.

“This season’s gone better than I could have hoped for and it doesn’t seem that long ago that my family were with me at the training ground to sign my first professional contract.

“I owe the gaffer, the backroom staff and my team-mates a lot for giving me the opportunity to do what I love and for helping me whenever I’ve needed it.

“I’ve said it often enough, but I get unbelievable support from the senior players here. A young player couldn’t wish to be in a better dressing-room.

“I said when I signed the first professional contract that it was an important step, but it was only one step and the same applies to this one.

“I know what I want to improve on, and I want to do whatever it takes to stay in the team and make sure we have a strong finish to the season.

“I’ve still not really had the chance to play in front of a full Easter Road or experience European football. If we were able to do both next season it would be another dream come true.”

Hibs boss Jack Ross added:

“I’m delighted that Josh has taken the decision to sign a new contract and I think it’s testament to the belief that the players have in what we’re trying to build here.

“He’s deserved all the plaudits that have come his way because he’s worked so hard on his game and he is a pleasure to coach.

“My job is to continue to improve him, on and off the pitch, because I think we’re just scratching the surface of his full potential.”

Editors View:

Another outstanding bit of news coming out of Easter Road.

Tying one of the most exciting youngsters in the country down to a long-term deal protects Hibs should some bigger fish come feeding.

We can now hopefully see him develop even futher for the next few seasons at Easter Road.

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