Josh Doig is likely to leave Hibs ‘soon’ according to Hibs head coach Jack Ross as links over moves to English Premier League clubs like Leeds United persist.

The 19-year-old left-back was omitted from Hibs’ opening Scottish Premiership win over Motherwell as English clubs step up their interest. Leeds United have been persistently linked in the SFWA Young Player of the Year since January.

Hibernian v St Johnstone - Scottish Cup Final

Doig is in-demand, Leeds United one team linked. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Burnley, Watford, Nottingham Forest and several other English clubs are thought to be keen. Ross said of Doig: “It looks much more likely that he’ll leave and if he does so it will be a fantastic move for him and good value for us as a club.

“Ideally, for me as a manager, you want those things to happen much sooner than in the past couple of days but you’ve got to deal with the problem it creates and find a solution.

“It’s been a challenging few days for him as he’s only 19 and it’s a new experience for him. At the moment it looks much more likely that he’ll be going soon. There’s two clubs definitely interested and whether any more come to the table on the back of this I don’t know.”

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