Jackson Irvine in 'no mad rush' as Hibs contract talks begin
Jackson Irvine has revealed there will be no quick decision on his Hibs future after opening contract talks with the Edinburgh club.
The Australian international moved to Easter Road on a short-term deal in January and Hibs are keen to tie him down beyond the summer.
The 28-year-old former Hull City midfielder confirmed that discussions have started but admitted that he is prepared to bide his time before committing either way.
"I’ve started having conversations with the club about moving forward, but at the moment we’re not in a mad rush," Irvine told hibs.pod.
"We’re really comfortable with the way things have been going and progressing with myself at the club.
"We’re happy to let it play out and see how the next few weeks go.
"Sealing third place is obviously the really short-term priority. We’ve got a good cushion going into the split but anything can happen going into these last five games.
"We need to go into these first couple with a good attitude, come out firing and hopefully get that third-place sealed up as quick as possible."
Hibs boss Jack Ross revealed last week that he is hopeful of a positive outcome and that he is prepared to give Irvine the time he needs to come to a decision.
"We have plans in place, with him and without him, so there is not undue pressure on us to conclude it one way or the other and we may have to allow things to run its course to give us the best possible chance," he said.
“The important thing is that, having had those initial conversations with him, Jackson has given us encouragement.”