Scott Allan salvaged a victory for Hibs on the opening day of Premiership action.
The midfielder netted five minutes from time to secure a 1-0 victory over St Mirren.
Allan was the shining attacking light in what was a scrappy game of football. The Buddies made it tough for Paul Heckingbottom’s side, but Allan secured maximum points for the Hibees in the end.
His star quality was on show for all to see.
Allan is quickly becoming Hibs’ go-to man
Hibs’ creative force was the man who looked most likely to cause the Buddies damage. His instinctive movement and passing ability proved difficult to deal with at times for the St Mirren defence.
It was no surprise to anyone in Leith that when the deadlock was eventually broken, it was Allan who got the vital goal. It wasn’t the perfect performance, but when his team needed him, Allan came up with the goods.
He was arguably the best player on the park. One thing you could say about his performance though is how reliant Heckingbottom is on the midfielder.
Whether it be creating the chances or scoring the goals himself, when things are tough for Hibs, Allan is the man they turn too. In future games, other Hibees attacker have to step up and take some of the pressure off his shoulders.
Overall though Hibs can be satisfied with their first league game. They looked tight at the back and got the three points in the end.
As for Allan, it was a decent performance. Hibs fans will be hoping he’s starting as he means to go on.