Jason Naismith says it was nice to get the boots back on after over a year without 90 minutes, following his move back to Ross County from Peterborough United.
The right-back had been on loan at Hibs last season from Peterborough, who he joined from the Staggies a few seasons ago. Now he is back in the Highlands under John Hughes as they seek Premiership survival.
After playing 90 minutes in the weekend’s 1-1 draw with St Johnstone, Naismith says Hughes’ impact so far has been a good one: “It was good to be back out there. That’s my first full league game in over a year – my last one for Hibs was before the winter break last year.
“I thought I did all right in the first half, although I’m still dusting some cobwebs off and I’m sure that will come with games. They will get used to me and I’ll get used to them and the way they like to play.
“It does help a lot when a new manager comes in and puts his own ideas in. That’s one thing I think the manager does instil in the team – when you go out, you know your role. That’s all you want as a player really.
“That’s the way he wants to play and that’s the way 80% of football players want to play. It’s enjoyable to play in and I think it will be enjoyable to watch as well. It definitely will suit me. It gets us up the park and it can get me higher.
“We just need to keep working away and hopefully the style can help us.”
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