Hibs duo chosen in SPFL Premiership team of the season - two of three non-Old Firm players

Hibs duo Josh Doig and Martin Boyle have been chosen in the SPFL Premiership team of the season.

Tuesday, 8th June 2021, 2:15 pm
Updated Tuesday, 8th June 2021, 3:09 pm
Hibs duo Martin Boyle and Josh Doig selected in SPFL Premiership team of the season. Photo: Craig Williamson / SNS Group

The pair – alongside St Johnstone's Jason Kerr – are the only players from outwith the Old Firm to be selected.

Boyle secured the status of most dangerous and arguably best player outside of Celtic and Rangers.

He hit 12 goals and laid on six more across the campaign in a variety of positions to help Hibs finish third and secure a return to Europe.

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The Australian international, over the years, has developed into much more than a speedster.

He is a constant threat no matter if he is playing as a wing-back, winger, attacking midfielder or a forward. Allied to his speed, he has developed game intelligence of when and where to run, link play and a consistent final product.

Meanwhile, Doig enjoyed a breakthrough season, making the left-back or left wing-back position his own ahead of stalwart Lewis Stevenson.

His performances across the campaign have already attracted interest from England.

The diminutive 19-year-old displayed both physical and technical prowess. He also demonstrated a mental fortitude when Jack Ross took him out the team when performances dipped but returned positively and even better than before.

Interestingly, the third non-Old Firm player is Hibs fan Kerr, who captained St Johnstone to double success and a fifth place finish.

In a survey run by the Evening News, supporters of the Easter Road side revealed their interest in seeing the club make a move for the Saints ace.

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