Hibs have today revealed that young midfielder Tommy Block has joined Queen's Park on loan.
Block, 19, has joined the League Two side until the end of the season on a development loan. Which means he still trains at HTC and will be avaialble to play for the development side.
Hibs have pulled out of the SPFL reserve league and will instead play a specific programme of games against hand picked opposition, the first one being against Newcastle United U23's next week.
Speaking to the official website, Block said:
“This is a great opportunity for me and I want to make the most of it.
“I’d like to thank Queen’s Park for showing real faith in me and to the staff at HTC, because they have a plan for every player and it’s not just a case of sending boys out on loan and hoping for the best.
“Queen’s Park have shown that they aren’t afraid to put young players in and you only have to look at Andy Robertson to see that. I’m also looking forward to running out at an iconic stadium like Hampden on a regular basis.
“The way I see it, I’ll have the best of both worlds.
“If I’m able to earn a place in the first team at Queen’s Park I’ll pick up great experience at first-team level and hopefully help the team achieve their targets and I’ll also be able to keep working hard at HTC to improve on a daily basis.”
A good move for young Tommy, he get's first team experience and also get's to play at Hampden every home game.
Block has impressed since signing for Bognor Regis in December last year.
Hibs also have the added plus of him still training and playing with the development side as well.
Queen's Park have a good reputation of youth development and how they treat youngster on loan with them from biggers clubs, just look at Andy Robertson for an example - now a Champions League winner with English giants LIverpool.
If Block uses this oppertunity correctly, it could give him a huge learnng curve towards the rest of his career.
It also looks like this a strategy Hibs will be using a whole lot more often as an attempt at develop better youth players.
Kevin Dabrowski only joined fellow League Two side Cowdenbeath yesterday and the two players could come up against each other in the league this season.
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