The show goes on for Martin Boyle at Hibs – and there’s far more to come from the Australian international.
After overcoming two horrible injuries, Boyle has once again shown himself to be one of Jack Ross’ main attacking weapons. With his deal set to expire next summer, the club have moved to secure his services until the summer of 2023.
Overall he’s made 193 Hibees appearances, scoring two in five matches so far this term. Boyle has been a big part of Ross’ side’s great start to the season which has them unbeaten in five opening matches with four wins under their belt.
“I’m really pleased to have signed the new contract and it’s no secret what the club means to me and my family,” Boyle said of his new deal (Hibs). “It was only yesterday that Rachael signed her own deal with Hibernian Women, and it was an easy decision for the pair of us to make.
“I was in the away dressing room at Easter Road earlier for some photography. The last time I was there was 10 years ago as a Montrose player. It’s been some journey since, and I still think my best years are ahead of me.
“I had some really positive conversations with Ron, Leeann, Graeme and the gaffer and it should be obvious how much we’re all enjoying our football just now. The results probably speak for themselves. We’ve given ourselves something to build on for the rest of the season and I’d love to add a few more highs to the ones I’ve already enjoyed.”
Manager Ross is equally delighted to secure Boyle on another deal. Not only is he big on the park, he’s a big character off it as well. He’s someone the Easter Road manager values very highly.
“I’ve said often enough how much I value Martin’s contribution to the team, but I think that extends to the whole club,” said Ross. “He’s a larger than life character. It’s easy to dismiss that as a laugh and a joke but it’s the kind of thing that can pull others along when the going gets tough.
“Martin also works incredibly hard on his game and that shouldn’t be overlooked. He’s matured into a player of real quality.”