He was linked with moves away from Easter Road in the summer, but for now, Oli Shaw will remain a Hibs player.
Nothing has ever came of this interest though, meaning he’ll have to fight for his place in Leith now.
Will that be at a detriment to the young attacker though?
Hibs’ Shaw wanted a loan move, he should have got one
Paul Heckingbottom confirmed recently that the striker had asked about a loan move (Hibs TV). Whilst Hibs were reluctant to give him one, it shows the frustration Shaw is feeling right now in Leith.
The 21-year-old hasn’t scored since February and is third choice striker at Easter Road. Shaw’s got potential but won’t realise it sitting on the Hibs bench.
He made his first league appearance of the season against Motherwell, but was anonymous throughout the 27 minutes he was on. His confidence is in need of a major boost.
After a dry run of goals, the 21-year-old’s Hibs record stands at 61 games and 12 goals (Transfermarkt). It isn’t great, although he has proven that when given time, he can score goals.
A jump to the EFL may have been too much for him, but the St Johnstone link would have been perfect. They are crying out for a striker, having failed to score in two of their four Premiership matches and sitting joint-bottom of the league.
It would’ve gave Shaw a chance to play regularly, which he won’t do at Hibs. Florian Kamberi is the main man and Christian Doidge will be given a lengthy period of time to prove himself.
Shaw’s a great young player, but what good does sitting on the Hibs bench do him? Not very much, but at looks as if that’ll be his fate over the next few months.