By: Hibernian Media on 14 Aug, 2019 16:09
Hibernian new-boy Glenn Middleton is desperate to be let off the leash for Saturday’s Betfred Cup tie with Greenock Morton at Easter Road.
The Scotland Under-21 winger trained with his new team-mates following the completion of a season-long loan and he wasted no time in setting his stall out.
Speaking to Hibs TV, Glenn was in no doubt about his readiness to pull on the green and white for the visit of Championship Ton.
He said: “Absolutely, I’m ready. I can’t wait to go out there and show people what I’m all about.
“I’m very hungry and I’ve got a real desire to succeed in my career, to do well.
“Hopefully this season I can really kickstart things again.
“I want to show people what I’m capable of doing, through goals and assists.”
The 19-year-old was on the verge of a switch to the Netherlands before Hibees Head Coach Paul Heckingbottom made his move.
As soon as that first contact was made the player made his feelings known.
He added: “The way Paul spoke to me on the phone was what swung it for me.
“I heard the things he had to say about the club and I was pretty much set in my mind after that phone call that I’d really like to come to Hibs.
“When you get the opportunity to play for this sort of club you can’t really turn that down.”
Blessed with an old head on young shoulders, Glenn still took the time to do his homework.
Capped by Scotland at every youth international level up to and including the Under-21s, he’s already a familiar face to our own Fraser Murray, Oli Shaw, Ryan Porteous and Stevie Mallan.
Scotland’s Under-21 coach, Scot Gemmill, also endorsed the move alongside Glenn’s former Norwich City team-mate Steven Whittaker.
He said: “I spoke to the boys I know from Scotland duty and they all said really good things about the club.
“Steven Whittaker chipped in as well, so I’m just really excited to get going now.
“It was good to get a few different opinions about the club and, from what people were saying, it was clear this was the right option for me.”
If you want to see him in action you can secure your ticket’s for Saturday’s Betfred Cup tie with Greenock Morton at Easter Road now.