Willie Miller reckons Hibs’ Josh Doig can go on to have a career like former Leeds United star David Robertson after a stellar breakthrough campaign.
The 18-year-old has won the Scottish Football Writers Association’s Young Player of the Year and he has also been nominated for the PFA’s version of the award. It’s attracted transfer interest from Leeds United and other Premier League clubs for the teenager who could win the Scottish Cup with Hibs in nine days.
Miller played with former Leeds United man Robertson as he broke through at Aberdeen and similar to Scotland’s current emerging left-back, he sees a big future (SP): “Josh Doig has had an outstanding breakthrough season, catching everybody’s eye and marking himself out as a real talent.
“Doig is one I have seen play live on quite a few occasions this season, and it has been great to watch a young boy come through the way he has. It is all very well to speak about young players being given opportunities. But they have to take them, and he has really grabbed his.
“I think a fair comparison would be with David Robertson, who first got into the team at Aberdeen in my playing days. In fact, he was so keen to get forward, the issue was more of having to rein him in a bit at times so the team didn’t get compromised defensively – which I certainly did myself from time to time.
“That was at Aberdeen, and he went on to have a big career, playing for Scotland and at club level getting moves to Rangers and Leeds United. I could see Doig following a similar career path – whether he stays put for a while or not – because there will be plenty of managers keen to sign him for what he can bring to a team.”
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