He was linked with moves away from Easter Road in the summer, but for now, Oli Shaw will remain a Hibs player.

Earlier in the summer he was linked with moves to the EFL (The Scottish Sun). Most recently though, the young striker has been linked with a loan move to St Johnstone (Edinburgh Evening News).

Shaw was linked with switches this summer. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

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.

Shaw is frustrated judging by his request. (Photo by Callum Landells/Getty Images)

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.

Shaw’s record is on the wane. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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.

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