Oli Shaw scored a brace yesterday for Hibs’ reserve side yesterday as some first-team players were handed minutes against Brentford.
Two goals from Shaw and a Josh Campbell strike helped secure a 3-2 win over Brentford’s B team at Easter Road.
The match handed some useful minutes to out of favour first-team members.
Ofir Marciano, Joe Newell and Shaw all feature for the Hibs reserve side
This game was likely a boost for Shaw. He is struggling at senior level right now, having failed to score since Paul Heckingbottom arrived in February this year.
Two goals against the Championship side’s B team will be a lift. It’ll be good for him to feel what it’s like to score again, plus it may show his first-team boss that he does know where the net is.
Newell featured too after featuring scarcely in recent weeks. After start against St Mirren on the opening day, Newell has since played 66 minutes of senior football. Sporadic first-team member Fraser Murray also featured in midfield.
Marciano was the other first-team member to feature and he’ll probably be wondering how. Just a few weeks ago he was the undisputed number one between the sticks, now Chris Maxwell has featured in the past three matches.
With very few minutes on offer at senior level, it’ll have been good for these guys just to get back on the pitch against Brentford.