Fraser Fyvie has added his name to the list of Hibs players who have declared a desire to stay and help the club win promotion from next season’s Championship.
Doubts persist about how many of the current team will remain at Easter Road following this season’s failure to secure a return to the Premiership.
However, the likes of Marvin Bartley, Darren McGregor and James Keatings have already intimated that they want to stay at Hibs and put things right next season. And now Fyvie, who is contracted until next summer, has delivered a timely pre-Scottish Cup final boost by stating that he also remains totally content with the Edinburgh club and, unless told he is surplus to requirements, will be going nowhere.
“I like it here, I enjoy myself here,” said the 23-year-old midfielder, who has been a mainstay of the Hibs team this season. “My family and my kids are settled here. I thoroughly enjoy playing here. Obviously it is disappointing to not get to where we want to be, and some people might say where we should be, but we have to justify being in that league by winning something.
“I am happy here and I have another year on my contract so as far as I am aware I won’t be going anywhere.”
It remains to be seen how much of the current Hibs squad will remain intact beyond Saturday’s Hampden showdown with Rangers. On-loan trio Anthony Stokes, Liam Henderson and Niklas Gunnarsson are scheduled to return to their parent clubs, while highly-regarded defender Paul Hanlon is out of contract and set to have several options on the table. Prized assets John McGinn and Jason Cummings are also sure to attract interest from elsewhere despite being under contract.
Fyvie is hopeful that the sense of harmony in the Hibs squad will help persuade the majority of his colleagues to stick around for another tilt at promotion. “I think it will,” he said. “The club’s main aim is always to get promotion and I am sure it will be the same next season. As a player, I hope that is the case.”