Socceroo Jackson Irvine looks back on the future of the Hibernian as he watches European football

Australian midfielder Jackson Irvine is in no rush to make a decision about his future with Scottish side Hibernian.

The Socceroo joined the club in January after several months as a free agent and immediately impressed manager Jack Ross.

Irvine has since established themselves as a vital part of the Hibs team to secure third place in the Scottish Premier League.

After a last-minute deal, fans were quick to demand that Irvine get a new deal, but both he and the club are ready to see the season go first.

“I’ve started talking to the club about progress … right now we’re in no rush,” Irvine told the Hibs Pod.

“We are very satisfied with how things are going and the progress with me at the club. We are happy that we can see for ourselves how the next few weeks are going and how the season is going.”

“Third place is obviously the really short-term priority. We have a good cushion for the breakup, but anything can happen in the last five games.

“We have to go into this first pair with a good attitude, shoot and hopefully seal third place as soon as possible.

“One of my Australian team-mates plays for Red Star Belgrade and I’ve seen some of his Europa League and Champions League games this season. The atmosphere looks absolutely electrifying.”

While Irvine’s decision to re-sign may depend on whether Hibernian will secure a spot in the Europa League next season, the club seem interested in banning him sooner rather than later.

“The most important thing is that Jackson encouraged us after those initial talks,” Ross said earlier this week.

“In the short time he’s been here he’s done well for us and we were good of him and he enjoyed it.

“As soon as we have an offer in front of him, we will better understand where his mind is and whether we have a chance to keep him here longer term.”

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