Ryan Shanley extends Hibs stay as striker signs new deal

Club pleased with teen's progress

Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 1:41 pm
Updated Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 2:18 pm
Ryan Shanley, seen here alongside former loan striker Marc McNulty, has signed a new deal with Hibs

Ryan Shanley has signed a new deal with Hibs, keeping him at the Easter Road side until the summer of 2022.

The 19-year-old is currently on loan at Lowland League side Civil Service Strollers, and has netted three times for Gary Jardine's side.

The Capital club's Sporting Director Graeme Mathie expressed his delight at tying Shanley down on a new deal, adding: "Ryan has developed well since coming into a full-time environment, helped immensely by his loan spell at Civil Service Strollers in the Lowland League.

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“His next challenge is to impact the first team squad, which we hope he can do in the not too distant future.”

Shanley has been part of Hibs' development side this term and has impressed during his appearances on the park, while he has also trained with the first team on occasion.

Hibs' Head of Player Development Eddie May, said: “We’re pleased with the progress Ryan’s making but he knows as well as anyone that this is just the start.

“He has a lot going for him and he’s lucky to be in an environment where he has everything he’ll need around him to push on. It’s up to Ryan to take advantage of that.”

Shanley added: “I’m really pleased to have signed a new contract with Hibernian and I’m grateful they’ve shown so much faith in me.

“I want to repay that and work as hard as I can to make a good impression on the coaching staff and see how far that takes me.”