Daniel Mackay reveals why he chose Hibs over other interested clubs

Hibs newcomer Daniel Mackay has revealed that choosing HIbs was an easy decision, despite attracting the attention of several other clubs.

The 20-year-old winger, who will join up with the Scotland U-21 squad today for a friendly double header against Northern Ireland, said it all boiled down to a feeling he got when he met manager Jack Ross and the Easter Road players, and the way the club welcomed his mum, Karen.

“Because this was my first move, and there were a few clubs interested, it was a case of getting the best advice I could from the people around me; from my parents, my agent and listening to what they had to say. But it was also about what I was feeling.

“They thought this would be a good move for me and then I spoke to Jack Ross and I liked what he said so it was an easy decision in the end,” added the Inverness Caledonian Thistle youth graduate.

Christian Doidge, Jackson Irvine, Daniel Mackay and Paul Hanlon during a Hibs training session. The former Inverness Caledonian Thistle winger has been involved with the Leith club since the the Championship season wrapped up. Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group

“The minute I went in there, there were good people around us. Even the way the staff looked after my mum and my agent, and welcomed us was important. All mums worry so it was brilliant that my mum felt as comfortable as I did. It made it an easy decision.

“Being in the capital city will be a big change,” added the winger, who joined his hometown team when he was eight. “I have been used to a family environment but the few days that I’ve spent at Hibs I can see it is a good club. I will have good people around me. It has been a nice, steady transition.”

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