Hibs boss hails striker after he earns man of the match away 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 vigorous 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 risk all through the sport in what was solely his second look for the Leith outfit.

And though 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 towards Hearts on Sunday. (Photograph by Hibs TV)

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

“The lads want to grasp how fast he’s.

“There was a great 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 pace and agility and I believe managers have all the time moved him large 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 these flash moments in our crew 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 risk 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 towards 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 favor to be one or two up or rating a bit earlier within the sport.

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

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

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

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