Hibs ace Ryan Porteous on the annoyance of '100 miles per hour' team-mate Martin Boyle
Ryan Porteous has revealed what it’s like to share a changing room with “100 miles per hour” team-mate Martin Boyle.
The flying winger has been in deadly form for Hibs this season after pleasantly surprisingly supporters by signing a new contract to remain at Easter Road until 2023, notching 11 goals in 39 appearances.
He’s known as quite a character around the stadium and the club’s East Mains training centre, often at the centre of jokes or pranks played on team-mates.
Though his personality is great for team spirit, Porteous laughingly admits his lack of an off-switch can often wind up team-mates who just want to chill out, especially on eight-hour round trips up to the Highlands.
The defender was talking about the time he had to spend several months out of the game after reaggravating a knee injury in an away match at Motherwell when he got onto the burden of having to do his rehab alongside the livewire Aberdonian.
He told The Terrace Scottish Football Podcast: “It took me by surprise because I’d never been injured before, but you quickly learn about it and get used to the fact that you’re not going to play football for a long time, which is hard. That’s very hard to hear as a 19-year-old.
"It was even harder to spend seven months in a physio room with Martin Boyle. I dunno if you’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting him, but seven months in a physio room with him, well, it had its ups and downs.
"He’s not annoying he’s… no actually, he is annoying. We always have a joke where, I reckon, as soon as he leaves the changing room, or leaves the ground, he’s just the most chilled out guy ever. Because he’s 100 miles per hour, non-stop, the entire time he’s there.
"So we went up to Inverness last week the night before the Ross County game. So we get to training at 9am, he’s 100 miles per hour. We get on the bus at 2pm, still 100 miles per hour, annoying everybody, buzzing about. Then he’s up to about 10pm, just constant, making noises, winding folk up.
"He’s good comedic value but he’s hard work at times.”