Hibernian striker Jamie Gullan made his first-team breakthrough towards the end of last season. After impressing on loan at Raith Rovers, Gullan was a semi-regular in the Hibs team from January onwards. He managed to make seven appearances before the season was brought to an early halt.

The 21-year-old has featured regularly this season as well, making 12 appearances in all, and scoring two goals. However, he has yet to start a Premiership game this season. All of his starts have come in the Betfred Cup.

Gullan realises that this is a big season for him, as he attempts to build on his first-team breakthrough.

“It was good for me”

“Breaking through last year, and kind of getting a taste for it, in the first-team, it was good for me. I want to build on that this season, I’m getting chances here and there, I just want to make the most of them. I’ll keep trying to do that whenever I get time on the pitch.

Jamie Gullan scores for Hibernian

Jamie Gullan scores for Hibernian (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Gullan feels that being in the first-team squad regularly has improved him as a player.

“It is a year that I’m learning a lot so far, improving as a player 100%, and just looking to try and impress whenever I get a chance to.”

Benefits from working with first-choice duo

The striker also feels that he benefits from working with first-choice forwards Kevin Nisbet and Christian Doidge, especially on the training ground.

Jamie Gullen and his Hibernian teammates are supporting Save The Children's Christmas Jumper Day

Jamie Gullan and his Hibernian teammates are supporting Save The Children’s Christmas Jumper Day (Photo by Hibernian FC)

“Even though I am behind Nisbet and Doidge, I’m learning a lot off the two of them, and that’s helping me. In terms of people they help you all the time, that’s good for a young player obviously, to keep on learning and improving.”

Jamie Gullan and his team-mates are supporting Save The Children’s Christmas Jumper Day. You can join them by donating just £2 and digging out your favourite Christmas jumper, with full details available at christmasjumperday.org.

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