Hibernian manager Jack Ross has lauded Rangers star Jon McLaughlin ahead of the Premiership clash between the two sides at Easter Road, as quoted by the Scotsman.
The Gers travel to the capital for the early kick-off on Sunday, looking to keep a remarkable eighth clean sheet in a row.
Goalkeeper, McLaughlin, who is yet to concede since his move to Ibrox earlier this summer, has been a key part of his team’s strong start and Ross has sung his praises.
The Hibs boss had the Scotland international on his playing staff at Sunderland, so he knows all about the ability he possesses.
“It hasn’t surprised me,” said Ross, as quoted by the Scotsman. “He was brilliant for me, he was up there with as good a signing I made at the club. He has reliability and quality, and is very low maintenance as a player as well.”
“He is very relaxed and calm, and a pretty level headed guy. He is really good to work with, in that respect. I know how good a goalkeeper he is, and I’m looking forward to seeing him.
“I am delighted for him personally that he has made such a good start to his career there. I never believed he would be happy just going there and being a back-up.”
Hibernian manager Ross heaps praise on Rangers star Jon McLaughlin – Verdict
Ross speaks highly of McLaughlin here and that can’t come as any real surprise to Rangers fans, given what the keeper has produced so far this season.
He has been immaculate to date, forcing Steven Gerrard into a change of plans between the sticks.
McLaughlin has a commanding presence in the goal and is set to continue to in the starting XI at Easter Road despite the return to full fitness of Allan McGregor.
The 33-year-old has impressed off the pitch too, handling press duties well and serving as a role model during his short time at the club.
Hibs away will be his biggest test to date in a Gers shirt but it sounds like the opposition manager won’t be at all shocked if he comes up with the goods once again.