Hibs head coach Jack Ross says Josh Doig has ‘never, ever agitated to leave’ amid talk of clubs like West Ham United taking an interest.

Ross said earlier this month that Doig was ‘likely’ to leave the Scottish Premiership club as English teams stepped up their interest. West Ham United have been heavily linked this summer and over half of England’s Premier League outfits have been linked.

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West Ham United have been prominently linked with Doig. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Doig has traveled with Hibs for the second leg of their Europa Conference League third round qualifier against Rijeka in Croatia. The teenage left-back made his first start of the season against Ross County on Sunday, an impressive display turned in during the 3-0 victory.

Ross said: “I’m delighted the fans got to see him, because it’s the first time he’s played in front of a crowd here. But what we saw here was why he was Young Player of the Year last season, he’s a real talent.

“For now, he’s a Hibs player, he’s our player. I’ve used the phrase before about talking the walk and walking the walk and so far no club has done both. He’s never, ever agitated to leave this club. He appreciates what we’ve done for him and he enjoys it here. So until I’m told otherwise, I’m happy for it to stay that way.”

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