Hibs drew 1-1 with Stirling Albion in League Cup action recently. They claimed the bonus point after winning the penalty shootout, but on the whole, it was a poor afternoon for the Hibees.

New owner Ron Gordon was in attendance at Forthbank. He’ll no doubt be hoping to see better performances in his time as Hibs’ majority shareholder.

Gordon will expect better than what he saw at Forthbank. (Photo by Callum Landells/Getty Images)

One positive Gordon, and all associated with Hibs, will have taken from this game is the performance of Daryl Horgan.

Horgan will be vital for Hibs this term

There was no real urgency about the Hibs side against the Binos. Even when they equalised there was no immediate reaction. They only properly went to try and win the game in the closing stages of the match.

Horgan can’t be faulted for his efforts. For a game so early in the season, he did a power of running for Paul Heckingbottom’s side.

Horgan was lively against Stirling. (Photo by Callum Landells/Getty Images)

The Irishman looked lively. He was the only Hibs player actively going out his way to run at the Stirling defence. Horgan caused them plenty of problems with his direct style and pace.

The only regret he will have is that he should have scored. One particular opportunity early in the second half seen him go through one on one with the Stirling keeper but he couldn’t finish.

Overall though it was a promising display. For a team with little pace in it, Horgan is vital. He gets the game moving quickly out on the flanks. He’ll be a big player for Hibs this season.

A big season looms large for Horgan. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Horgan is one of the only Hibees players who can be pleased with their Forthbank efforts.

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