Fit again Hibernian midfielder Kyle Magennis is looking to repay the faith that manager Jack Ross showed in him during his long spell out of the game.

The 22-year-old suffered the ACL injury against Rangers last January, having been a mainstay in his previous club St Mirren’s side up until that point.

Suffered hamstring injury in training

He made his Hibernian debut in a game against Brora Rangers in October. But he then picked up a hamstring injury in training.

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Kyle Magennis in action for Hibernian (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

The player admitted that it had been very frustrating to suffer injuries in his first season with Hibernian. However, his confidence was boosted by manager Ross, who had worked with Magennis previously at St Mirren.


“It’s mega frustrating, but a positive is that I’ve worked with the gaffer before. Be a bit different if I was coming into a team where I didn’t know the manager. They’d be looking and saying ‘maybe he’s a bit injury prone’. But the gaffer knows how hard I work. He’s got trust in me, so I just need to try and repay him” he said.

Hopeful of extended run of games

Now Magennis is hopeful that he can have an extended run of games in the team, now that his injury issues are over, and he is once more fully fit.

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Hibernian’s Kyle Magennis is fit and ready to repay Jack Ross’ faith in him) Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“I felt like I was starting to get back to full fitness. My hamstrings were feeling good, just out of the blue I tweaked my hamstring in training. It was a bit of a blow, but I feel very good again. My strength in my legs is much better than it’s been previously. Hopefully there’s no more injuries and I can get a good run in the team” he said.

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