Hibs manager Paul Heckingbottom has shut down the talk of Oli Shaw being a target for clubs in the EFL.
The Scottish Sun had reported that the Latics and the Tykes were interested in the striker.
Now his manager has addressed the rumours.
Speaking to the Edinburgh Evening News after his side’s 3-0 victory over Arbroath, Heckingbottom said: “What do you want me to say on it? The amount of stuff I read that’s rubbish. No-one has spoken to me, whether it’s someone trying to drum up interest.
“It’s down to Oli, he’s certainly come back in much better nick than he finished the season in. We were really clear in what we wanted and it’s down to him to get into the team, there is a pathway there.
“If he is performing well he will be in the team.”
Shaw needs a chance at Hibs or must move elsewhere for it
Shaw represents good potential for Hibs if they can maximise it. The way he’s being played just now though will not help his development.
He’s clearly set for a squad role this term. His cameo appearances in the League Cup have proved that.
He hasn’t scored since February. It doesn’t seem to be clicking for Shaw under Heckingbottom. To realise his potential he either needs a loan, or even a permanent move away from Easter Road.
What’s the point in having good potential there if he isn’t going to play? Both Wigan and Barnsley represented good opportunities for him, even if it was just speculation. It’s those types of moves which would really benefit Shaw right now.
It looks as if he’ll be a Hibee for the time being though.