Hibs head coach Jack Ross says 19-year-old Josh Doig has coped well with a ‘horrible period of uncertainty’ amid clubs like Leeds United taking an interest in him.

Doig returned to Hibs’ starting XI as they stormed to a 3-0 win over Ross County. Ross had left him out the starting XI in the two previous matches against Motherwell and Rijeka as the teenage left-back was ‘likely’ to leave Hibs. Leeds United interest has persisted for months while over half of England’s Premier League clubs have been linked.

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Leeds United have been prominently linked with Doig. (Photo by Callum Landells/Getty Images)

Two teams came to the table with concrete interest but nobody has presented a satisfactory offer yet. Ross said of Doig after the win against Ross County: “It was easy for me to say pre-match that I had no problem bringing him back, but we knew he’d be judged on the pitch.

“I think everyone saw how focused he was, how clear headed he is despite everything that’s been going on in the last week. His attitude was quite clearly: ‘I’m a Hibs player, that’s me’.

“Now, everything can change again really quickly, but what we did was take out a horrible period of uncertainty for him and he showed he has the maturity to cope with the situation. He enjoys it here.”

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