Hibs kids offered first-team hope as Shaun Maloney involves youngsters in senior training

Hibs’ crop of highly-rated youngsters have been offered hope of a first-team breakthrough under Shaun Maloney.

By Patrick McPartlin
Thursday, 13th January 2022, 7:18 pm
Updated Friday, 14th January 2022, 8:35 am
Shaun Maloney has been involving the Hibs kids in first-team training at HTC
Shaun Maloney has been involving the Hibs kids in first-team training at HTC

Many of the club’s under-18 squad have been called up to train with the Easter Road side's senior players since the 38-year-old took the reins.

Murray Aiken, Robbie Hamilton, Ethan Laidlaw, and Oscar MacIntyre were all involved at East Mains earlier this week while prolific forwards Josh O’Connor and Connor Young, who have previously been included in first-team training sessions, are also expected to get a chance to impress Maloney at HTC.

Goalkeeper Murray Johnson regularly trains with the club’s trio of first-team shot-stoppers and the 17-year-old was involved again on Wednesday along with Kevin Dabrowski and David Mitchell.

The Under-18s were due to resume their season with a CAS Elite Under 18s League fixture against Dundee United on Friday night but that game is understood to have been postponed, with the next scheduled match for Gareth Evans’ side the Scottish Youth Cup quarter-final tie with Celtic on January 28.

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