Arriving back in Scottish football for the 2018/19 campaign, big things were expected of Stevie Mallan. He’s certainly hit the standard expected of him after a great season with Hibs.
The midfielder scooped the Hibees Players’ Player of the Year and Player of the Year awards this season. It’s no wonder, as he bagged 13 goals and notched 11 assists this term.
2018/19 on a personal note was one to remember for the former St Mirren man.
Mallan can press on now
He hit double figures in both goals and assists, yet remained a polarising figure within the Hibs support at times during 2018/19. You only have to look through social media comments from his early Hibs days to see that fans weren’t exactly thrilled.
Mallan suffered dips in form early on and through the middle of the campaign, but so did most of the Hibees squad. Hibs’ lineup has chopped and changed throughout the season but Mallan remained in nearly all of them.
Featuring in 37 games in the Premiership, and 48 overall, Mallan was always there for Hibs. He was also a creative force for the Hibees, with incisive passing and shooting ability from range key strengths in his game.
Mallan’s selection by every management team Hibs have had this season tells you all you need to know about him.
He’s been a very useful player for Hibs this season and they’ll hope for a similar return next year.
Apart from some early criticism and dips in form midway through the campaign, it’s been a very successful year for Mallan.