Aiden McGeady hails Hibs impact made by Martin Boyle and says he is definitely what was needed

Aiden McGeady is looking forward to linking up with Martin Boyle on the pitch when he is fit again, after hailing the impact made by the Hibs talisman since his return from Saudi Arabia.

Summer signing McGeady, who is out injured until October, is looking forward to the opportunity to play with Boyle when he gets fit again.

The 36-year-old former Sunderland winger believes the Australian international is exactly the type of player Hibs need to adjust to Lee Johnson’s way of playing.

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Boyle came off the bench against Hearts and Livingston – scoring an injury-time equaliser in the derby – since returning after a seven-month spell Al-Faisaly and started against Rangers.

Aiden McGeady with Joe Newell and Martin Boyle before Saturday's match against Rangers at Easter Road. Picture: Alan Harvey / SNS

“I’m looking forward to playing alongside him when I get fit,” McGeady said on Sky Sports. “I think he’ll be a good player for me and for us this season. He’s definitely a signing we needed.”

“You’ve already seen the impact he has had since coming in straight away. Sings the day before and scores in the derby. The fans love him. I think he is going to be a very, very big player for us.

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“The lads like him in the dressing room. He’s going to give us that something that we need this season. He’s obviously got pace, he’s a good finisher. He did really well last season and got his move. For whatever reason it did not work out, but he’s definitely what we need.”

McGeady, who signed a one-year deal at Easter Road earlier this summer, has aggravated a medial ligament issue which kept him out of action for more than half of his final season at Sunderland.