The 23-year-old signed for the Edinburgh side earlier this week, on-loan for the rest of the season from Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon, and Neil Lennon handed him a place in his starting XI for the visit of Elgin City.
The League Two part-timers didn’t put up much of a fight in the end, with the Hibees running out comfortable 4-0 winners, but Gauld’s class was there for all to see, regardless of the opposition.
The ex-Dundee United man set-up the opening goal of the game for Florian Kamberi, and there’s plenty of the club’s fans who reckon it won’t be the last time they see him tear open an opposition defence:
Don’t want to get carried away because it’s only Elgin but Ryan Gauld is the second coming of Messi
— Paul Moncur (@paulmoncur) January 19, 2019
Ryan gauld giving me multiple hard ons today the sexy wee midget
— Jowitt (@Sam_jowitt) January 19, 2019
Comfortable win as expected for us. Can already see that Gauld is going to make a huge difference.
— Ross Finlayson (@Ross18) January 19, 2019
After watching that it’s clear to see that Ryan Gauld is clearly the best footballer at the club.
— paul morton (@pmorton1980) January 19, 2019
That goal from Kamberi shows just what kinda striker we have when we give him the service he deserves… Great goal and fantastic through ball from Gauld. 👌👍
— Andy Gillies (@AndyGillies79) January 19, 2019
Ryan Gauld is being paid by sporting for the duration of his loan and hibs only cost is accommodation and his car. Why the fuck did we not sign him if that was the terms 🤔🤔
— Duncs (@Sduncs) January 19, 2019
What a player that Ryan Gauld is
— Matthew Brodie (@Matthewbrodie70) January 19, 2019
canny wait to see Ryan Gauld lift the cup on May 25th
— cairnsy (@andrewcairns75) January 19, 2019
Ryan Gauld suits green & white
— Scott Divers (@Cutloosebruce81) January 19, 2019
Just how important a player do you think Gauld could transpire to be for Hibs this season?