Hibs left-back Josh Doig needs ‘clarity’ as talks on a potential exit from Easter Road cool down, amid West Ham United interest.

Easter Road head coach Jack Ross said the teenager was ‘likely’ to leave the club after being omitted from Hibs’ squad on the opening weekend of the Scottish Premiership against Motherwell. West Ham United are believed to have asked for Doig’s price to be cut while more than half of England’s Premier League clubs have been linked.

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West Ham United are one of several clubs keen on Doig. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

But after talks looked like concluding quickly, progress has slowed, leading to Doig’s inclusion in the squad for Hibs’ Europa Conference League third round qualifier against Rijeka. He could feature today when Ross’ side return to league action against Ross County.

Ross said of Doig: “We were strongly led to believe that things would move quickly. They haven’t done. So in essence, when somebody doesn’t walk the walk, then we need to take control of the situation again. For me, that means having all the good players in my squad. And also, Josh wanted to be involved.

 

“He wants to play football, he just wants clarity.  From now, he will be part of my squad unless something changes. What we were led to believe didn’t come to fruition and now it’s about him showing good form to return to the team and push from there.”

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