John Collins says Hibs could get a ‘decent fee’ for Josh Doig over the summer – but he doesn’t think its the right time for the teenager to move on amid Leeds United interest.
The left-back was in good form again as Hibs progressed to the Scottish Cup semi-finals against Motherwell. Doig’s name has made headlines this season after his breakthrough campaign which has attracted attention from Premier League clubs such as Leeds United and Leicester City.
Collins – who managed Hibs to League Cup glory in 2007 – believes that while the Easter Road club could benefit financially if someone like Leeds United came calling for Doig, he’s better off staying with Jack Ross’ side for now.
He said (BBC): “I’ve got to talk about young Doig at left-back. From start to finish, up and down the full length of the pitch, what a shift he does for the team. Defensively he does his job, nobody gets past him, very few crosses came in. Up and down. He’s been a terrific signing. I wouldn’t be surprised if they get a decent offer for him in the summer.
“He’s only 18, I don’t think it’s the right time for him to move on. The most important thing for him is getting 90 minutes every week and developing.”