New Hibs midfielder Greg Docherty admits that he’s got the “buzz back” for football after making his debut for Jack Ross’ side in yesterday’s 2-2 draw with St. Mirren.

Docherty was one of three deadline day signings to come off the bench for Hibs – St. Mirren had two of their own – and the on-loan midfielder believes there’s “a lot more to come” after clawing back a 2-0 deficit against a stubborn Saints.

Greg Docherty of Shrewsbury Town celebrates after scoring to give Shrewsbury the lead during the Sky Bet League 1 match between Shrewsbury Town and Oxford United at Greenhous Meadow, Shrewsbury on Monday 22nd April 2019.

Docherty had a successful loan at Shrewsbury Town last season. (Photo by Alan Hayward/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Despite coming back from a two-goal blitz in the opening 20 minutes, Hibs went in level at the break as they picked up a point on a wet afternoon in Leith.

“Yeah, I’ve missed that,” Docherty said after his Easter Road debut.

That’s probably my first game for the first-team since August. I can’t believe it has been so long so I woke up with that buzz back again and it was nice to get on the pitch.

“As a squad, it’s a disappointed dressing room. To start the game in that manner it’s not really acceptable.

“To bounce back was good and we played well in spells, but it has been a demanding schedule for the boys lately and they’ve put a lot of effort in. We just need to keep pushing on now. We’ve got a big game on Wednesday and then again on Sunday in the cup as well and they just keep coming with one again next midweek too.

“I think we were good in spells there but there’s a lot more to come from this squad.”

Hibernian manager Jack Ross during the Scottish Premier League match between Hibernian and Motherwell at Easter Road on 23 November, 2019 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Hibs boss Jack Ross watched his side come back from 2-0 down to claim a point.(Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Hibs face Rangers on Wednesday night, with Docherty forced to watch from the stands with Flo Kamberi who headed in the other direction on deadline day.

The midfielder looked good in his 40-minute cameo for Hibs and should prove to be a big player as they look to challenge for a Europa League spot and finish the season on a high.

 

 

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