Hibs defender Paul McGinn has branded Martin Boyle ‘a real threat’, insisting there is a reason why lots of people talk about him.

Boyle has re-established himself as a regular in the starting XI having overcome a knee injury that caused him to miss the back end of last season and the start of 2019/20.

The rapid winger was really missed at the start of the current season as he was recuperating, but he has since come back into the side and started every game for the Hibees since early December.

Paul McGinn has praised Boyle. (Photo by Callum Landells/Getty Images)

The 2015 signing from Dundee was lively during the 5-2 victory over Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the Scottish Cup quarter-final last Friday, and his quality comes as no surprise to McGinn.

Discussing the club’s recent knack for scoring goals, he said of the four-cap Australia international (club’s official YouTube): “The forward players, with their quality – players like Boyley, Scotty, they’re all playing with confidence.

“I played with Boyley when he was at Dundee and he’s come on leaps and bounds. He’s a real threat and there’s a reason why a load of people talk about him.”

Dangerman. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

McGinn also spoke about Hibs’ Tuesday opponents in the Premiership Hearts, who recorded an impressive 1-0 over Rangers in the Scottish Cup at the weekend.

He added: “There have been moments in games where they have got to a level, and if they put it together like they did on Saturday they will win games, so we need to be wary of that.

“We hope that they don’t get to the level they got to on Saturday against us – we’ll try and make it as difficult as we can for them.”

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