Joe Newell has managed to settle himself at every club he’s been with – and there’s a similar feeling at Hibs as he prepares for the visit of Celtic.
The Hibees come into this Premiership clash off the back of a 4-1 win over Dundee in the League Cup. It’s momentum they will hope to continue against Celtic on Saturday after defeat in their last league match against Aberdeen.
Manager Jack Ross has handed Hibs fans a boost before Celtic come to town, confirming that Newell and goalkeeper Ofir Marciano were in discussions with the club over new contracts.
Newell has made over 100 appearances at both of his former clubs, Peterborough United and Rotherham. The in-form playmaker says he’s enjoying life in Edinburgh as he looks to a Celtic contest.
“I’ve only been at two previous clubs and I’m not someone to want to jump around,” said Newell. “Maybe that’s because no-one else wants me, but when I am happy and settled, I enjoy being there for a while.
“I think my agent might have started talking to the club but I haven’t thought about it in-depth. I’ve loved my time up here. Covid has kind of ruined it on and off the pitch but when the conversation comes around we’ll try and get something sorted either way.
“I think we have to look at how we we played away to Parkhead earlier in the season. I thought we played some good stuff, created some opportunities, and on another day we might have took one or two of them.
“We know we can perform against these sides but it’s important to get a result as well.”