Date: 21st January 2018 at 6:50pm
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Celtic fans gave a thumbs down to signing John McGinn after watching Hibs lose 1-0 to Hearts in the Scottish Cup at Tynecastle.

The midfielder has been assumed by many to be a Celtic player in waiting with some suggestions that he will be Scott Brown’s eventual replacement.

With little obvious signs of transfer activity this month signing McGinn has been viewed as a fall-back position and someone that will adapt quickly  to the demands of playing for Celtic.

One game is never a basis for making judgements, good or bad but McGinn didn’t cover himself in glory today.

It was a tough shift for the Scotland midfielder with Hearts determined to give nothing away after losing to Hibs in successive seasons in the Scottish Cup.

In the closing minutes substitute Don Cowie got a slight touch on a Christophe Berra header with McGinn unable to clear from the goal-line.

On Saturday Celtic fans will get a better chance to assess the former Saint Mirren midfielder when Hibs visit Celtic Park with both of this season’s previous SPFL matches ending in 2-2 draws.