Hull City forward James Scott has told Hull Live that both he and Grant McCann agreed that a loan move to Hibernian was best for his development and career at this present moment.
The 20-year-old completed a season long loan move to the Scottish Premiership club earlier this month and will be looking to make up for lost time after seeing his time with the Tigers blighted by injury thus far.
Scott originally arrived at the MKM Stadium back in January of last year from Motherwell and has only managed to play 36 times for the Sky Bet Championship club to date as he has struggled to get back to and maintain full fitness.
Now the player has admitted that both he and the Hull City boss both agreed that a temporary move to a new club would be the best thing for him at this point in his career:
“I have had no luck so me and the gaffer (Grant McCann) had a word and we felt this was the best place for me to go and get some game time.
“I just want to show what I can do and hopefully the Hibs fans will be behind me. I am definitely mentally stronger and physically stronger as well.”
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The Scottish youth international will now be looking to kick on north of the border after returning to his country of birth and recently made his debut for Hibs in their 2-2 draw with Dundee at Easter Road.
Scott currently has two years remaining on his contract with the Tigers.
This move has plenty of potential for Scott and he will be hoping that he can really showcase why Hull shelled out such a big fee for his services last year.
He is capable of playing out wide and centrally and knows Scottish football well from his previous stint with Motherwell in the top flight.
Still aged just 20, the forward still has plenty of years ahead of him to develop his all round game and Hull will be willing to show him patience after all the injury problems he has encountered along the way.
If he goes on to have a positive season in Scotland, there is no reason why he can’t break into McCann’s plans upon his return next summer.