Paul Hanlon has become the latest Hibs’ player to earn an international call-up.

The 30-year-old defender who has been in excellent form this season  has joined up with the Scotland squad for the Nations League head to head with Czech Republic on Wednesday.

Hanlon who previously captained his country at Under-19 and Under-21 level has been called up once previously, for a friendly against the Netherlands back in 2017.

He joins team-mates Paul McGinn and Ryan Porteous in Steve Clarke’s group and is one of seven Hibs’ players who have been on international duty in the last week.

He has been an integral part of a Hibs team who have enjoyed a strong start to the new campaign and currently leads the Scottish Premiership in interceptions and is fourth for total successful challenges.

He is ranked as the top performing Scottish centre-back in this season’s Premiership according to the InStat Index.

A proud Jack Ross told Hibernian TV: “I’m delighted for Paul. It’s thoroughly deserved after the strong start to the season he’s had.

“Paul is a manager’s dream to work with. He’s a model professional and a consistent performer.

“I know how much this means to him and it reflects well on the club to have the two Pauls and Ryan involved.

“I’ve no doubt all three will give good accounts of themselves.”

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