Martin Boyle makes Hibs contract admission as he sets out his Easter Road ambition

Martin Boyle has admitted he’s unsure if he’ll be at Hibs beyond the end of next season as he enters the final year of his contract.
The winger has enjoyed a fruitful five years at Easter Road since initially arriving on loan from Dundee in 2015.
His development at the Easter Road club has seen him become a full Australia international and is now one of Jack Ross’ main men after overcoming two serious knee injuries in the last 18 months.
Former boss Neil Lennon is a big fan as was lined with a move for the 27-year-old last January when Celtic were on the lookout for an additional wide player.
The hoops’ head of recruitment Nick Hammond was spotted on a scouting mission to watch Boyle back in January, ting his place in the stand as Hibs beat Dundee United 4-2 in their William Hill Scottish Cup fourth round replay.
There was also reported interest from Stoke City earlier this summer, although a £1million asng price seemed to put Michael O’Neill off making a concrete offer for the former Montrose man.
But with Hibs’ window to cash in on Boyle in a meaningful way closing with just 12 months remaining on his deal, any serious offers before the Scottish transfer window closes on 5 October may have to be considered by Jack Ross and the club hierarchy.
However, Boyle hasn’t ruled out extending his stay in Leith, but will leave any discussions on that front to his representatives and the club as he concentrates on maintaining his form in green and white.
He told Sky Sports: “I just want to give everything for the club at the moment.
“I’m in the last year of my contract and I’ve loved every minute here.
“Nothing will change and I’ll go out there and give everything for the club.
“It’s on going at the moment and I’m not completely sure. I’m just trying to put that at the back of my mind, let everyone else sort that and just get on with my football.
“I’ve been doing that every season and hopefully I can just keep putting performances in.”
There may be no fans in Scottish stadiums for the foreseeable future, but that doesn’t mean the Easter road stands will be empty.
Fans from Down Under have bought 33 cardboard cut-out kangaroos, costing £825, to give Boyle a reminder of Oz.
The 27-year-old got a close-up of the marvellous marsupials during Tuesday’s 2-1 friendly win over Hamilton Accies.
And Boyle, born in Aberdeen but capped four times by the Socceroos, said: “It’s unbelievable the lengths these guys go to watch us every weekend and it’s appreciated.
“I get some great messages from supporters based in Australia and hopefully they’re looking forward to the start of the season as much as we are.
“I have seen some strange things in my time at Easter Road but those kangaroos are right up there.
“They’re doing their bit for the club and it’s helping. It’s brilliant, it’s a good thing that they’ve done at the moment.
“A few of the players are going to put their families on cut-outs too. I’m going to get my daughter one as well.”
The Leith outfit have not qualified for Europe since Lennon masterminded a record points tally with a fourth-place finish during the 2017/18 campaign.
Hibs defeated Runavik and Asteras Tripolis in the Europa League at the start of the following season before losing to Molde in the third qualifying round.
Disappointing fifth and seventh-place finishes in the top flight have followed but Boyle, linked with Stoke City, is hoping to set up more memorable trips abroad for Jack Ross’ men.
He said: “We want to be challenging for the top four, a Europa League slot would be brilliant.
“But as we’ve been doing every year since we’ve been back in the top flight, we’re just taking it game by game and trying to do the best we can.”
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