Hibs have secured a major piece of business as teenage left-back Josh Doig signs a new deal until the summer of 2025.
In the winter transfer window, the 19-year-old was linked with Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Celtic and numerous other teams after his breakthrough form at Hibs this season. He scored his first senior goal against Hamilton last weekend.
But amid the links to big names like Chelsea and City, Doig has stayed level-headed, and has now committed himself to the Hibees long-term. It’s further good news for Jack Ross’ side, who also extended key midfielder Joe Newell’s contract until 2023 this week.
Hibs’ sporting director Graeme Mathie said: “It’s great to be able to announce Josh’s new long-term contract. It was around a year ago that he signed his second professional contract before going on loan to Queen’s Park and his progression since joining in pre-season with the first team has merited another revision of his terms.
“Full credit goes to Jack and the staff group for how they continue to work with Josh in all aspects of his game and he is an example to all young players that rewards will come when you apply yourself fully as he continues to do.
“We are all excited to see where his talent and potential can take him in the future. I have no doubt he’ll be involved in many other memorable moments in the green and white.”
Doig added: “I’m grateful for the new contract and the club’s faith in me. I owe the gaffer, the backroom staff and my team-mates a lot for giving me the opportunity to do what I love and for helping me whenever I’ve needed it.”
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