Hibs loanee sent message by parent club manager - 'All of the experiences you have are vital'
The American forward has played in all five matches since making the move from the Riverside Stadium to Easter Road, scoring one goal and laying on two more, including against Rangers.
Hoppe, 22, is keen to make the most of his time in Scotland before heading back to the English Championship side in the summer, and Carrick has sent a message to all Boro loanees about their spells away from the club.
In quotes carried by Teeside Live, the former Manchester United midfielder is quoted as saying: “It’s not just about going out on loan and playing well, it’s the whole package. A new environment, different people, different ways of playing football, different styles and different coaching or learning.
“It’s been a funny period for Matthew at Hibs because of the nature of their fixture list; I think they had a period where they only had one game in about three or four weeks. But for me, as a younger player, all of the experiences you have on loan are vital."
Carrick had two loan spells during his playing days, playing for Swindon Town and Birmingham City during his time with West Ham, and believes both experiences aided him on his journey to the top with United.
"You go out and play in big games where there is more resting on the games than at under-21 level,” he added. “In Scotland, for example, there are some big games up there for Matthew to be involved in, which is terrific for him to experience. He’s doing well; we obviously keep track of him as we do all the players.
"I really enjoy seeing them go out to learn, grow and develop and then come back and see where they’re at when they get back. The hope is obviously that they’ve improved.”
Hoppe is set to be involved when Hibs host Motherwell on Saturday, looking to bounce back from consecutive defeats at the hands of Rangers and Celtic.