He is excited by the likes of Leeds United taking an interest – but Josh Doig’s eyes are firmly fixed on all things Hibs.

Speculation has rumbled on surrounding Hibs’ teenage left-back this season after a breakthrough campaign at Easter Road. Leeds United are one of the prominent clubs linked alongside a host of other Premier League names.

Doig has been linked with Leeds United and other Premier League clubs.

Doig has been linked with Leeds United and other Premier League clubs. (Photo by Paul Devlin/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Hibs chairman Ron Gordon has talked him up this week too and Doig says it’s a thrilling time amid links to Leeds United and others: “It’s exciting. The first I heard of it was on Twitter. It’s madness but I can’t focus on it too much. I need to focus on the games. But it is exciting and is a confidence boost. I try not to look at anything. I focus on football.

“This is the last big push so we need to get as many points as we can to remain where we are in the league. It’s been a shock for myself this season, playing this many games. It’s a massive bonus and I didn’t expect anything like this.

“I heard Ron Gordon speaking during the week and it was a good interview for myself! That was very pleasing. But what is for me won’t go by me and I’m not looking towards the summer. I have just focused on the games as I am loving it at the moment.”

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Not focusing on Leeds United interest. (Photo by Mark Scates/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Doig’s first-team introduction at Hibs has taken place in front of no fans, something Hibees manager Jack Ross says may have been a slight boost for the left-back. Ahead of today’s Scottish Premiership match with Rangers, Doig says he ‘cant wait’ for fans next season.

He says: “It is a normality for me playing in front of no fans. It does feel like playing first-team football but I can’t wait to play in front of fans. In the under-18s and development squad there were no fans there.

“The last time I played in front of a crowd was with Queen’s Park during a loan spell, they get about 1,000 but Hampden is so big you hardly notice them, it is crazy but I was loving it. I think it will be shock to the system when the fans are back in but I am looking forward to it. I am nervous about it but I can’t wait.”

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