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Sport Hibs praised for 'plucking diamonds' as Daniel Mackay deal so close to completion

11:30  06 may  2021
11:30  06 may  2021 Source:   edinburghnews.scotsman.com

Jack Ross hails his Hibs frontline as manager sets 50 goal challenge for Europe and cup glory

  Jack Ross hails his Hibs frontline as manager sets 50 goal challenge for Europe and cup glory Martin Boyle and Kevin Nisbet struck against Livingston to take another huge step toward third place. Kevin Nisbet and Martin Boyle stuck in Wednesday night’s 2-1 win against Livingston to secure European football at Easter Road and along with along with Christian Doidge, took their total to 43 for the season.

HIBS have completed the signing of highly-rated Inverness youngster Daniel McKay.SunSport exclusively told you how Jack Ross' side were lining up the. Inverness also confirmed the deal on their website. HIBEE DAY Hibs set to win transfer race for top Inverness prospect Daniel Mackay . Club CEO Scot Gardiner commented: “We have had a number of clubs following Daniel ’s progress over the last couple of years. "We actually turned down an offer for him last season from one top club as we believed both Daniel and the club would be better served by him playing and developing here at ICT.

Hibs are close to signing the Inverness Caledonian Thistle winger Daniel Mackay after agreeing terms with the Highland club. Easter Road officials are set to beat a number of Premiership sides to the highly-rated 20-year-old and hope to complete the deal in the next 48 hours. Mackay is a graduate of the Inverness youth academy and has a year remaining on his contract, but Hibs have reached a verbal agreement to lure him to Edinburgh.

The Easter Road outfit are on the brink of completing a six-figure deal for Inverness’ 20-year-old winger Daniel Mackay and the club expect to make a formal announcement later today.

a football player on a field © Daniel Mackay is expected to join Hibs from Inverness.

Mackay is one the brightest prospects in the Championship and Hibs had to fend off the attentions of several other Premiership clubs to land him. The Glasgow-born wide-man has agreed a long-term contract with the club and has spent time at its East Mains training base finalising his move.

Weir is delighted to see Hibs bring in another winger – a position he played for the Capital outfit for two spells between 1984 and 1996 – and believes it could take some of their weight of Martin Boyle’s shoulders.

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  How the Hibs players rated in a rollercoaster Scottish Cup triumph over Motherwell Ratings out of ten for every Hibs player who featured in the Scottish Cup quarter-final clash at Easter Road.But Motherwell came roaring back in the final ten. Ricki Lamie cut the deficit before Tony Watt tied it up with just over a minute remaining.

Daniel Mackay has nine nine goals in 30 outings for Inverness CT this season. The Highlands club say a "significant immediate and future package" has been agreed for the player, who had a year left on his contract. Hibs sporting director Graeme Mathie commented that Mackay "fits the profile of the type of players we want to continue to bring to the club".

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“I always think you need to have good wide players at your club,” Weir said. “There’s not many teams outside the best that have full-backs who can do both sides of it. The tradition at Hibs is that they’ve always had wide players.

"I think we need more strength in that area. I think we rely too much on Martin Boyle. We’re too loaded in midfield and we need some more imagination out wide. I’d be delighted to see him at the club.

"The most important thing is to spot talent young, and their potential. We need that at Hibs. There seems to be a change in football where there have been players that have come from the lower divisions and done well. If you look at Hibs, they’ve brought in Nisbet from Dunfermline and he’s flourished. There is talent in the Championship and it’s just a matter of plucking a wee diamond.

"It’s imperative that a club like Hibs spends money. For far too long, the club dealt only with free agents. You can’t keep relying on short-term contracts and Hibs should always be building a team for the long term. It’s encouraging that they are investing, especially in a Covid world. It’s such a good sign for the club.”

Paul Hanlon says third place and Scottish Cup glory would eclipse Hibs 2016 triumph as he's braced for summer of change .
Hanlon played in the dramatic 2016 final but reckons this season could trump ending the club's century-old curse. The long-serving defender was again a rock at the heart of the Hibs defence as they pulled the shutters down on Dundee United to seal a 2-0 semi-final victory at Hampden on Saturday.

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