Ryan Porteous’ injury is a blow for Hibs– but Adam Jackson is hoping he can be the man to fill his void after returning to the Hibees starting XI.

The Englishman started for the second game in a row against Motherwell at the weekend. It came after a first start since November against Hamilton the previous Wednesday.

Back in action. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Jackson helped keep a clean sheet at Fir Park as Hibs grinded out a 0-0 draw with the Well. It was a decent result all things considered and it leaves them in a comfortable top six position.

For Jackson, he’s just happy to be back out on the pitch as he targets more minutes at Easter Road: “It’s a good point I think. We could have put in a better performance but it’s still good to get a point at the end of the game.


“We kept a good shape. It was great to keep the clean sheet. Our performance was good defensively but we know we can be better going forward. If we can get that right we’ll be much more of a threat.

Jackson wants more Hibs minutes.

Jackson wants more Hibs minutes. (Photo by Peter Lous/Soccrates/Getty Images)

“We’ve got players that can come off the bench and make a difference. Whatever team the gaffer goes with, we know we’ve got options. I’m champing at the bit to get the games and I want to play.

“It’s been a while but I’m just enjoying playing and getting on the pitch. That week away in Spain was brilliant because we worked really hard for the four or five days. I think everyone has come back better for it.

“As long as we get the balance right between attack and defence, we can definitely get the points to push up the table.”

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