Raith Rovers travel to Glasgow tonight to take on Celtic for a place in the semi-finals of the Premier Sports Cup and Stark’s Park loanee Dylan Tait wants hopes he can impress against the Parkhead side and boost his chances of forcing his way into the first-team at Easter Road.
Tait joined the Hibees last month from Raith, immediately returning to Kirkcaldy on loan until January, and the teen knows he faces a fight to impress and force his way into the first-team picture with Jack Ross’ side.
Dylan Tait has signed for Hibernian from Raith Rovers 📝
The highly-rated Scottish youngster will rejoin the Championship side until January – subject to paperwork approval from the SFA.
Welcome to Hibs, Dylan! 🟢⚪️
— Hibernian Football Club (@HibernianFC) September 1, 2021
The midfielder has made 11 appearances for Rovers this season so far and is likely to be involved tonight against Ange Postecoglou’s side at Celtic Park, with Tait insisting there’s no reason he can’t go to Easter Road in January and force his way into the side.
While he was sent back out on loan to get more first-team football under his belt, Tait was left with a ringing endorsement from Ross, saying the Hibs boss was “buzzing” he’d signed.
“I want to go to Hibs in January to play and there’s no reason why I can’t,” Tait said [Football Scotland]
“I’ve played well against Premiership teams before and it helps you improve when you play with better players.
“Hopefully, I get my chance when I return in January and then it’ll just be down to me to take it.
“I know it will be tough. I’m a hard-worker and I’m a good passer of the ball, plus I like to chip in with goals.
“I spoke to Jack before I drove to Easter Road and he was saying that he was delighted to sign me.
“He wanted me to keep playing well until January and I’ll get my chance then. He was buzzing that I signed and he can’t wait to work with me.”
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