Reports credit Hibs with interest in Scottish Premiership star as possible Josh Doig replacement

Hibs are reportedly interested in signing Hamilton Accies left-back Scott McMann this summer.

Thursday, 20th May 2021, 8:49 am
Scott McMann captained Hamilton Accies in their final match in the Scottish Premiership last Sunday. Picture: SNS
Scott McMann captained Hamilton Accies in their final match in the Scottish Premiership last Sunday. Picture: SNS

According to the Scottish Sun, the Easter Road side face competition from Scottish Cup final opponents St Johnstone and English Championship side Millwall – who had a bid for Ryan Porteous knocked back in January.

McMann is under contract in Lanarkshire for another two seasons so a transfer fee would be required, though he should be available at a fair price after Accies’ relegation from the top flight this season.

The suggestion is McMann is looked upon as a potential long-term replacement for Josh Doig. The 18-year-old, who was named SWFA Young Player of the Year, has been linked with a move away from the Capital this summer.

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McMann already has over 200 appearances at the age of 24 having come through the youth ranks at Hamilton. This season he was the only non-Old Firm full-back to register at least one shot assist per game in the top flight.

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