Hibs veteran Steven Whittaker has insisted that Glenn Middleton will be a success at Hibs.

Paul Heckingbottom confirmed to the BBC recently that the Hibees were interested in bringing the Rangers winger to Leith on loan.

Heckingbottom wants Middleton at Hibs. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Now Whittaker has weighed in on whether the 19-year-old will be a success at Easter Road.

He told the Evening Times: “I played with Glenn at Norwich when I was down there and he was a young boy coming through. He was highly thought of and he trained with the first-team a few times. Being Scottish I got to know him a little bit and he will fit in well here with the boys.

“He is a great lad with great talent and he would be a good addition if he comes in. We can give him game time if he isn’t getting it at Rangers so it will only be good for him if he comes here.

Whittaker is a big fan of Middleton (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

“He is a different player to Martin Boyle and he hasn’t played a lot of first team football. He could grow here and get more football.”

Whittaker knows Middleton has talent

During his time at Norwich, Whittaker watched Middleton develop in the Canaries youth ranks.

He’ll know first hand the talent Middleton possesses. With Boyle missing until at least Christmas now, Middleton plugs a gap in the Hibs squad.

Middleton would add pace to the Hibs side. (Photo by Johann Schwarz/SEPA.Media /Getty Images)

Against St Mirren, Hibs showed they need an injection of pace in their side. Middleton has pace to burn, a quality Heckingbottom desperately needs to add.

Plus, he has end product. The 19-year-old bagged five goals and five assists last term.

Whittaker seems pretty confident that the young Rangers winger could do the business for Hibs. Time will tell, but on paper, this seems like a great deal for everyone involved.

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