There is reported interest in Hibs’ Oli Shaw and that might be a source of good news for the young striker.
St Johnstone are one of a number of teams after him according to the Edinburgh Evening News.
Shaw hasn’t featured in either of the Hibees’ opening league games. He has featured for Hibs’ colts and youth sides in the early stages of this campaign.
A loan move at this point is the best thing for him.
Hibs prospect Shaw needs regular minutes and St Johnstone need a forward
Shaw’s got bags of potential but he isn’t going to realise it sitting on the Hibs bench.
St Johnstone are in dire need of a striker. Chris Kane is their only recognised senior forward and more are needed if St Johnstone want to pose a goal threat this term.
He would play regularly in Perth and that’s exactly what he needs. Shaw has the ability to become a good Hibs striker. He scored 6 in 26 league games last term, although he hasn’t scored in the Premiership for Paul Heckingbottom yet.
His current manager seems keen to keep him. Speaking to Hibs TV recently, Heckingbottom stated his desire to keep Shaw at the club.
The Englishman also highlighted a potential stopping point in this situation. Hibs will only let him go if they can find a suitable replacement with any finances Shaw frees up.
If that doesn’t happen, it’ll be a real shame. Shaw really needs this loan and St Johnstone need a centre forward. It’s not guaranteed success, but on paper, this is a logical move.
For Shaw’s development, swapping Edinburgh for Perth would be a wise switch.