Hibs winger Thomas Agyepong has admitted that he hopes to feature for the first-team again before the end of the season after playing 45 minutes in yesterday’s Reserve League defeat by Rangers.

Agyepong hasn’t featured since November and the on-loan Manchester City kid has been frustrated after spending so long on the sidelines.

25th September 2018, Easter Road, Edinburgh, Scotland; Scottish League Cup football, quarter final, Hibernian versus Aberdeen; dejection for Thomas Agyepong of Hibernian after his penalty miss

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Although his legs are feeling the effects of such a lengthy layoff, Agyepong is glad to be back in action and building match sharpness.

“For me, it has been frustrating being out with an injury as I have been wanting to play and help the team out, but I have been unable to do that,” Agyepong told Hibs’ official website.

19th August 2018, Easter Road, Edinburgh, Scotland; Scottish League Cup second round, Hibernian versus Ross County; Thomas Agyepong of Hibernian sits in the dugout on his debut for Hibs

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“Playing against Rangers in the Reserve League will hopefully help me to come back and play for the team again.

“My legs feel tired after that 45 minutes. It’s different training all the time compared to playing, so getting match sharpness back is very good for me and I hope it helps me to play again in the first team before the season is over.”

With no game for Hibs this weekend, Agyepong has an extra week to work on his fitness in the hope of impressing manager Paul Heckingbottom.

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Thomas Agyepong of Hibernian FC is dispossessed by Stuart Findlay (R) of Kilmarnock FC during the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Hibernian and Kilmarnock at Easter Road on September 15, 2018 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

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The Hibees are six points off a European spot with five games to go so the Hibs boss may not want to drastically change a winning side and Agyepong may have to settle for a place on the bench.

If the Ghanaian gets through another reserve game without any problems then he could well do enough to force his way into Heck’s plans in the final few games.

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