Hibs enter the race for Highland League hotshot Josh Peters



Hibernian have entered the race for Highland League scoring sensation Josh Peters.

The rangy 19-year-old has been a standout for Grantown minnows Strathspey Thistle this season, bagging 13 goals and attracting interest from north and south of the border.

He is expected to report to Hibs’ East Lothian training base for a trial period next week, albeit the Easter Road side are still ironing out the details with Strathspey’s club secretary.

(Pic: Twitter @StrathspeyJags)
Peters, 10, in action for Strathspey Thistle (Pic: Twitter @StrathspeyJags)

Peters has already been on trial with Premiership side Hamilton and saw a plan to train with Raith Rovers fall through due to a problem with paperwork.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Ross County are known to be keeping tabs on the talented teenager, as are several clubs in England. Peters has 18 months left on his contract at Seafield Park.

Strathspey boss Brian Grant told Capital City Press: “Josh could be heading down to Hibs as early as next week. That is still to be confirmed, but it looks highly likely.

“I think he is likely to be training with their development squad initially, but hopefully he goes down and does himself justice.

“Josh is tall, pacy and is a really excellent finisher. He is raw and there is room for development, but there is a lot of potential there and a few clubs have certainly taken notice of that.

“Ross County have had a look, Inverness have watched him and he has done well down at Hamilton. There’s been a wee bit of interest from England as well.

“He has scored regularly in the Highland League, against good sides and experienced former pros up here, so that is quite a feat for a young lad.”