Paul McGinn and Hibs celebrate Scotland call-up and new contract

Hibs have announced a contract extension for full-back Paul McGinn, tying him to the club until 2022, with the possibility of stretching that to 2023 if he continues to impress.

Hibernian’s Paul McGinn joins up with Scotland squad on same day that Leith club announce his contract extension. Photo by Mark Scates / SNS Group
Hibernian’s Paul McGinn joins up with Scotland squad on same day that Leith club announce his contract extension. Photo by Mark Scates / SNS Group

The 29 year-old signed for Jack Ross in January and has been a consistent performer on the right side of the Leith defence.

Statistically the strongest Scottish right-back in the top flight this term, he boasts 80% passing accuracy and 70% tackle success, earning himself a call-up to Steve Clarke’s Scotland squad for the upcoming Nations League matches against Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

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High-regarded by Hibs gaffer Ross, who previously worked with him at Dumbarton and signed him for St Mirren, he has played every minute of every Premiership game this term and, lauded for his his work ethic, consistent performance levels and defensive versatility, he is an integral part of the club’s plans for the next couple of seasons at least.

“He’s a manager’s dream and has been since I worked with him all those years ago at Dumbarton. A good team-mate, first and foremost, he gives you everything he has on a weekly basis,” Ross said.

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“I’m pleased he has agreed to extend his contract here at Easter Road. It was a pretty short conversation for all parties.

“Paul had played a big part in our strong start to the season and he’s the first to say how much he enjoys it here. It has all come later in his career and maybe that means he appreciates it all the more.”

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