In this current Hibernian side, several players will have current Celtic manager Neil Lennon to thank when it comes to them having successful careers at the Edinburgh based club.

One in particular, though is Ryan Porteous. The young Hibs star has been in the headlines recently for his impressive display against Rangers last weekend.

Neil Lennon was the man who first spotted the 21-year old, giving him his debut back in 2017, stating he had no choice other than to start Porteous due to the talent he possessed at such a young age.

Ever since that day, against Montrose, he has gone from strength to strength and that hasn’t gone unnoticed from Neil Lennon.

As reported by Sports mole, Lennon was full of praise for Porteous who he feels is a ‘very good centre half for his age’.

“I think he quite likes it. I think he’s that type of character. When he was coming through the ranks at Hibs you could tell he had leadership qualities. He was head and shoulders above the majority of his peers.

“I gave him his debut because we didn’t want to hold him back. Ironically, he made his first league start at Ibrox and he was outstanding. He’s had a couple of bad injuries that have curtailed his progress but he’s a strong, strong boy.

“He’s aggressive and he maybe needs to temper the aggression a little bit. But he’s a very good centre-half for his age.”

Porteous certainly looks like a talent who we should be keeping our eye on. With Neil Lennon being a fan of him, there could be a big chance of that happening.

Over the last year or so, he has matured as a player massively. It wouldn’t be too surprising if the hoops were to make an offer for the young Hibs star in the not too distant future.


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