Hibs boss hails striker after he earns man of the match award in derby

HIBS supervisor Lee Johnson insists there may be extra to come back from Elie Youan after the ahead shone in Sunday’s Edinburgh derby.

Youan, who’s on mortgage from Swiss facet St Gallen, was named by Hibs as their sponsor’s man of the match for a energetic show that included setting returning hero Martin Boyle for a last-gasp equaliser within the 1-1 draw with Hearts.

The 23-year-old’s tempo was a menace all through the sport in what was solely his second look for the Leith outfit.

And although the Frenchman has been used on the flank throughout his profession, Johnson insists he regards Youan as an out and out striker.

Johnson handed Youan his second look of the season in opposition to Hearts on Sunday. (Picture by Hibs TV)

Johnson, who was unable to play Youan within the ill-fated Premier Sports activities Cup group marketing campaign as a result of a delay in acquiring a piece allow for the participant, mentioned: “I feel he has extra in him, I actually do. 

“The lads want to know how fast he’s.

“There was a superb alternative within the first half when Ewan Henderson had drawn the fullback deeper to slip him in and Joe Newell had one the place he wanted a greater trajectory and he was in. 

“He has correct tempo, pure velocity and agility and I feel managers have all the time moved him broad however I’m going to persist in him taking part in in that quantity 9 and develop him and train him what he wants. 

“We’ve got these flash moments in our group due to the tempo of some gamers. (Elias) Melkersen is fast and agile, Elie Yohan, Boyle, (Jair) Tavares – they’re all fast and agile and that presents a menace and means the footballers can begin dominating video games a bit extra.”

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Johnson, in the meantime, joked that Hibs’ penchant for late drama of their first two opening Premiership matches shouldn’t be good for his well being.

Hibs additionally scored a stoppage-time winner in opposition to ten-man St Johnstone on the opening day of the season in Perth, whereas Boyle’s leveller within the ninety fifth minute on Sunday was successfully the final kick of the sport.

Johnson, whose facet journey to Livingston this Saturday, added: “It’s not doing my coronary heart strings any good, I do know that. 

“I would like to be one or two up or rating a bit earlier within the recreation.

“It is a vital think about a profitable group to have the ability to go to the tip and present that can and character when all people is drained and on their final legs.

“So it was good and I’m simply happy that everyone went house with a vibe. 

“You wish to construct a confidence, a perception, and credit score with the followers, and in that remaining 30 seconds that vibe went from a nasty one to an unbelievable one.

“Hopefully we will construct on that and create some momentum. The followers have been good.”