Hibs head coach Jack Ross believes Hull City loanee James Scott turned in an ‘excellent’ first appearance for the Scottish Premiership club against Dundee.

The 20-year-old forward started in the 2-2 draw with Dundee at Dens Park, just 48 hours after agreeing a season-long loan deal from the English Championship side. Scott initially moved to Hull City in 2020 from Motherwell but his time in England has been disrupted by injury and Covid-19.

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Scott shone for Hibs. (Photo by Alex Dodd – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Ross says Scott could be a ‘big asset’: “I’m very pleased with James; it was hard coming in and only training twice and in the early part of the game we didn’t play well so that was hard for him as well.

“The latter part of the first half and the second in particular he was excellent. To get those number of minutes out of him as well was pleasing because he’s not played a lot of football recently.

“I think he showed why I was so keen to bring him here. He was unlucky not to score but I think he’ll fit well with how we play and be a big asset for us.”

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