02 Jun, 10:06
Nigerian defender Efe Ambrose is set to seal a permanent contract at Scottish Premier League side Hibernian.
Ambrose spent a season on loan at the club and helped them gain promotion to the premier league.
The defender, who thrived during a short-term loan spell away from Celtic at the end of last season, is expected to formalise a two-year stay at Easter Road, subject to international clearance.
Hibs captain Kevin Thomson says if Ambrose finally seal a permanent deal, it will be a bonus for the club.
-It’s definitely a bonus for Hibs. He has been at Celtic and will want to win things, said Thomson on The Scotsman.
-That’s what happens when you have been at either of the Old Firm clubs – you are expected to win things because that is what people demand of you. You are expected to win every game, that is instilled in you, and you have to learn to live with that pressure and you put demands on yourself as a professional and on your team-mates.
-The biggest thing for Efe will be adapting to the fact that he will now be playing against Celtic rather than playing for them. Now he will be one of the underdogs but he will still want to win. You don’t lose that.
-I don’t know Efe as a person but speaking to Scott Brown [the Celtic captain], he tells me he is quite quiet but shows leadership qualities on the pitch and the other players at Hibs will learn a lot from him and his professionalism.
-Speaking to friends and from what I saw, Efe walked through the games in the Championship, said Thomson.
-But he knows that things will be tougher in the Premiership.