Hibs’ new signing Daniel Mackay is eager to prove he’s worth his four-year contract by helping to push for a Scottish Premiership title – although he isn’t too sure on claims he’s set to emulate Celtic star Ryan Christie.
The 20-year-old with a turn of pace has signed for Hibs on a long-term contract from Scottish Championship club Inverness. He has earned comparisons to Celtic star Christie, who also moved on to a big club after time in the Inverness academy. But Mackay says he’s keen to emulate Hibs’ flying winger Martin Boyle.
Mackay said: “I’ve been at Inverness since I was a young boy, I’ve come through the youth team, made my debut at 16 and now kicked on a wee bit since then to get my move here, so I’m looking forward to the challenge.
“To be honest I’m more of a pacy winger like Martin Boyle, but hopefully I can add something different to the team and hopefully add a few goals as well. That’s something I really want to do more of and I can’t wait to get started.”
Jack Ross’ side have made a long-term commitment to Mackay, something he is grateful for. The youngster thinks a league title could be a future goal: “It’s a four-year deal so hopefully I can reward the club and repay the faith they’ve shown in me.
“Hopefully I can repay the contract they’ve given me and when the supporters get back they can see the player they’ve signed. Hibs are one of the biggest clubs in Scotland and hopefully we can win a few cups and maybe challenge for a league at some point as well. I just saw the way the manager has been playing football.
“It’s brilliant, both the way Hibs play football and the way the manager wants to play football. And having come and seen the facilities, it made me want to come to the club even more. It’s a massive club in a massive city, so I’m really looking forward to it.”
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