Winger Martin Boyle has signed a new two-year contract as Hibernian continue gearing up for life in the Ladbrokes Premiership.
The 24-year-old has scored 18 goals in 93 appearances since joining Hibs from Dundee in January 2015 after being let go by then-manager Paul Hartley.
Boyle said in a statement: “I’m really pleased to be staying here at Hibs. Ever since I made my debut for the club I’ve enjoyed my time here and when I was offered a new deal it was hard to say no – especially as I’ve made so many good memories in the two and a half years.
“My goal when I first joined was to win promotion back to the top flight and it was great to achieve that last year. I’m really looking forward to the next campaign and playing in the Premiership at Easter Road.”
Boyle joins David Gray, Darren McGregor, Lewis Stevenson, Marvin Bartley, Ross Laidlaw and Liam Fontaine in signing new deals since Hibs clinched promotion, while former Dundee United forward Simon Murray and former St Johnstone midfielder Danny Swanson have signed up.
Head coach Neil Lennon, who is believed to be close to signing Efe Ambrose from Celtic, said: “Keeping a hold of Martin is a real positive for the club. He can play in a variety of positions and always gives 100 per cent, and his pace is a great asset to have.
“His game isn’t just about pace, he can also score goals, lay on assists and is able to help us transition from defence to attack. Personally, I’m really glad that he has stayed on for the next two years.”