Hibs youngster Oli Shaw signs new deal

Last updated : 07 January 2018 By Steve Forbes

Hibs have today revealed that young striker Oli Shaw has signed a new deal with the club.

Shaw, 19, has signed a new 3-year-contract, that ties him to Easter Road until 2020.

He has been smashing the goals in for the development side over the last few seasons and has now started to produce in the first team, having scored 3 goals so far.

Shaw scored his first senior goal against Celtic at Hampden in the Betfred Cup Semi Final, and then got another against the Parkhead club in a 2-2 Easter Road draw.

A goal at Tynecastle against Hearts followed, which was wrongly chopped off, despite the ball having hit the bar, bounce down, and cross the line.

Shaw then grabbed an equaliser against Kilmarnock at Easter Road last week in a 1-1 draw.

Hibs have moved quickly to secure his signature on a longer deal.

Speaking to the official club website, he said:

“I’m delighted to have signed and committed my future here at Hibs. It’s a massive club with great staff and a great manager and I am looking forward to continuing working and developing here.

“My goal is to play first-team football regularly here and to hopefully continue scoring goals.

“I’ve had a wee sniff of it recently, so I’m looking forward to getting back at it after the break and hopefully continuing with that.”

Hibs boss Neil Lennon added:

“I am delighted that we have signed Oli on a new deal for the next three years.

“There is a maturity about his play for someone so young, but a rawness as well which makes him difficult to play against. He is a real talent, that’s for sure.

“His performances this season, especially last month, have really impressed me and his goals have been fantastic and shown a lot of the different aspects of the talent he possesses.

“He’s a good kid with a bright future ahead of him if he continues to work as hard in training and in games as he has done so far this season.

“To have Oli, as well as Ryan and Fraser, come into the first-team squad so seamlessly speaks volumes of the work that Eddie May and the rest of the Academy staff have been doing over the past few years. Long may that continue.”

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