Hib striker Oli Shaw thinks Easter Road team-mate Marc McNulty “will score goals for Scotland” after his call-up – but admits it’s frustrating being behind him in the pecking order for Hibs.
McNulty is part of Alex McLeish’s squad after a blistering start at Easter Road and Shaw is certain he’ll do himself justice.
Since new boss Paul Heckingbottom arrived in Leith, Shaw has struggled for games – but admits he has paid “close attention” to McNulty during their time working together.
“Wherever Sparky (McNulty) has been he has scored goals and if he gets the opportunity in Kazakhstan he will not let anybody down,” Shaw told Edinburgh Live.
“I am sure he will score goals for Scotland. I hope he gets his chance and I wish him all the best.
“It has been frustrating for me as the new manager has come in with new ideas and the team are doing well and Sparky and Flo (Kamberi) are both scoring goals.
“I have been paying close attention to Sparky since he joined Hibs. He is a top player and he has banged in goals down south and has come here to play regular first-team football.”
McNulty has scored seven times in nine appearances since joining Hibs on loan in January.
His fine run of form has earned him a deserved call-up to the Scotland squad as well as helping Hibs close the gap on rivals Hearts.
The Hibees could now leapfrog their Edinburgh rivals before the league split next month – and they could even find themselves in contention for a European spot.