Hibs youngster Malik Zaid joins Edinburgh City on loan

Last updated : 04 January 2024 By Steve Forbes

Hibs have today revealed that youngster Malik Zaid has went out on loan.

The 19-year-old midfielder has joined crisis hit Edinburgh City on loan for the rest of the season.

City have been having financial problems and have had to cut their squad massively, with a number of players having already left, and more are expected to follow them out the door.

This will work in young Malik's favour, with him likely to get some much needed game time.

Zaid has just returned from a successful short-term loan spell with Civil Service Strollers, and will now the step-up to the League One strugglers.

The Lybian born youngster joins straight away, and will go into the squad for this weekend's trip to Alloa.

Hibs Youth boss Gareth Evans said:

“This will be a great test for Malik at a really competitive level. He has done well over the last two seasons whether that be in the UEFA Youth League, in the Development Squad, or at Civil Service Strollers. There’s no doubt that this loan move will be a step-up for him in terms of quality and physicality, but I’m sure it’s a challenge that he will relish.”


Good luck to Malik, he has impressed in our youth system over the last couple of seasons, and this is a massive oppertunity for him.

Good luck kid.

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