Hibs prospect Fraser Murray says consistent work on the training pitch culminated in his stunning free-kick goal for Dunfermline.

The talented midfielder is spending time on loan with the Pars this season as he looks to build senior experience. In his first trial match in East End Park colours, he scored a stunning long-range effort against Stenhousemuir.

Hibernian v Newcastle - Pre-Season Friendly

Fraser Murray is on loan at Dunfermline from Hibs. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

It was a theme continued in the League Cup against Kilmarnock, where Stevie Crawford’s side won 3-0 on Tuesday. Murray got the second with a rare header but the third strike of the evening was spectacular.

Lining up a free-kick from around 30 yards out, he curled the ball brilliantly past Colin Doyle to hands his side the win. Hibs’ talented starlet says it’s all down to work in training as he looks ahead to the start of the Championship season.

“I thought it was a bit far out because the goalkeeper was standing in the middle of the goal,” explained Murray. “But I’ve been practicing them quite a lot so I thought I’d go for it and thankfully it paid off.

Lovely long range strke. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“I think I just need to keep shooting from outside the box because it’s been working for me so far this season. I actually said to one of the boys before the game to stick it to the back post and I’d score a header.

“It worked, so I’ll need to do it more often because I don’t normally score headers but it didn’t give me as much pleasure as the second goal.

“We’ve been really good in these games all over the park. The boys have been defending well and that’s three clean sheets in a row. We look solid at the back and are scoring different types of goals so it’s looking good for the start of the season. Hopefully we can carry it into Saturday.

Crawford’s men have been flying so far. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“The gaffer wants us all working hard, the wide players getting back and everyone needs to put a shift in but the back four have been brilliant.”

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