A stat seems to show what player Paul Heckingbottom likes to turn to most at Hibs.

Heckingbottom brought in a host of fresh faces throughout the summer and many more left the club, as he moulded the Hibees in his image.

Heckingbottom made changes over the summer. (Getty Images)

It hasn’t exactly gone to plan as of yet, with Hibs currently stuck in 9th following a poor start to the Premiership campaign.

Through the good times and the bad, one man has remained a constant presence in Heckingbottom’s Hibs squad.


Horgan is an ever-present at Hibs

Daryl Horgan is the only Hibs player to have played every game of Heckingbottom’s reign.

Heckingbottom uses Horgan at Hibs all the time. (Photo by Callum Landells/Getty Images)

Considering he has the likes of Ofir Marciano, Paul Hanlon and Florian Kamberi to contend with, that’s not bad going.

He’s the man his manager is loyal to and with good reason. The Irishman always gives 110% and provides a source of pace and trickery that Hibs don’t have otherwise.

His best moment in these run of matches has to be his winner at Tynecastle. He finished off a lovely move to level the scoring in the first half, before a low driven effort in the second handed the Hibees their first derby victory in Gorgie for six years.

He was a derby hero last year. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Horgan’s experienced some bad times too. The 6-1 defeat to Rangers was a particularly bad match and a 0-0 draw with League Two Stirling Albion didn’t cover Hibs in glory either.

Heckingbottom, no matter the game, picks Horgan though. The winger can be proud that he has cemented himself in a competitive Hibs team.

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