Josh Doig has been the subject of speculation from big clubs such as Arsenal and Chelsea – but the Hibs teenager says that he’s taking it all in his stride.
The 18-year-old has broken into Jack Ross’ first team plans at Easter Road this season, making the left-back spot his own at times under the watchful eye of Lewis Stevenson. It’s lead to a host of big name links, with Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City just some of the teams keeping tabs on him.
But while interest is crazy to see, Doig says his full attention is on Hibs: “It’s crazy seeing your name everywhere but it’s good to know that all the hard work I am putting in is getting the attention of the big clubs.
“It is crazy for me but it’s good. What’s for you won’t go by you if you put all the hard work in but seeing all these big teams interested, it’s unbelievable. I’m scrolling through Twitter and I am seeing my name everywhere, it’s madness, I can’t get over it. I can’t get distracted as we know there are big games coming up we need to win.
“It’s great having your name everywhere but you can’t let it distract you. It’s obviously good but there’s big three points to be won. I am just keeping my head down and not taking anything for granted. I have to push forward.”
Seeing the likes of Scotland stars in Andy Robertson and Kieran Tierney fight it out for the Premier League’s best left-back accolade is an inspiring watch for Doig, who one day hopes to hit similar heights like the Arsenal star and Scotland captain.
Doig said: “I try and watch them as much as I can. They are both absolutely flying at the moment. They are such an inspiration for young Scottish players, especially playing in my position. You can’t get any better than that.
“Seeing what they are doing is unbelievable and I try and base as much of my game on theirs as possible because they are doing something right.”
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