Hibs are looking at Queen’s Park striker Michael Ruth, according to a report, after the 17-year-old’s impressive form for the Spiders also saw him attract the interest of Rangers.

According to the Scottish Sun, Paul Heckingbottom’s side have watched Ruth in action three times since March after he forced his way into Mark Roberts’ side at Hampden.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 05: Hibernian manager Paul Heckingbottom is seen during the Scottish Premier League match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on May 05, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Ruth spent time on trial with Rangers last year and was last month urged by his manager to stick with the Spiders rather than move to Ibrox and play reserve football.

The teenager has represented Scotland at under-16 level and has made ten first-team appearances for Queen’s Park since breaking into the side.


Despite only being 17, Ruth scored his first senior goal last month in the 4-0 win over Albion Rovers and made his first-team debut in 2018, soon after his 16th birthday.

27th February 2019, McDiarmid Park, Perth, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, St Johnstone versus Hibernian; Paul Heckingbottom Hibernian Manager celebrates the win at full time

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While Ruth is unlikely to be immediately challenging for a first-team spot, the teenage striker would make an interesting addition to Heckingbottom’s squad.

A season playing regularly in the reserves or even going out on loan would be likely in the immediate future if the Hibees do sign Ruth.

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