BY IAIN COLLIN – CAPITAL CITY PRESS
Fraser Fyvie insists he wanted to stay at Hibernian to repay the club for helping him to kick-start his faltering career.
The former Aberdeen youngster’s dream move to Wigan Athletic in 2012 had turned into a nightmare as he struggled to make an impact in English football.
The 22-year-old has described the latter part of his two and a half years with the Latics as ’emotionally draining’ amidst frustrating managerial changes and just one league appearance for the club.
However, the former Scotland under-21 internationalist rediscovered his love for the game after returning north to sign a short-term deal with Alan Stubbs’ outfit in February.
A run of 17 appearances saw him close in on the kind of form that made him Aberdeen’s youngest-ever debutant at 16 and earned him his ill-fated move south.
And, despite his impressive displays earning him interest from Scottish Premiership clubs this summer, the Aberdonian opted instead to pen a new two-year deal to remain at Hibs.
He said: “I can only thank the manager and the club for the faith they’ve shown in me.
“The manager and the club gave me the platform to come back and play games after January and I just wanted to repay them by signing a two-year deal, like I have, and I’m looking forward to working with the manager for another two years.”
Speaking to Hibernian TV, he added: “I think both parties wanted to get it done quite quickly. I wanted to know what I was doing so I could get my family sorted and the club obviously wanted to get me signed up, which I was really pleased with.
“So, I’m quite happy it’s been worked out pretty quickly.”