Hibs defender Ryan Porteous has revealed that he has been watching previous performances of himself to see where his game can improve.
The centre-back had a long lay-off recovering from a knee operation. He recently made his return to first-team as a substitute in the friendly against Newcastle.
“I’ve been doing a lot of watching of my games from over the past two years and seeing when to go in for tackles and when not to” he said, as reported by the Evening News.
“I have now learned from them”
“Hopefully I have made enough mistakes that I have now learned from them.”
Porteous is still only 2o, players can make mistakes at that age. However, if the player feels that he will improve his performance by examining previous errors then that is a smart thing to do.
Will player feature in opening league game?
As he has just returned from injury, it is unlikely that Porteous will take much part in Hibs’ first league game of the season, at Easter Road against St Mirren on Saturday.
Perhaps the best he can hope for is a place on the bench. However, Paul Heckingbottom may feel that is a risk not worth taking at the moment.
He may feel that it is worth waiting for Porteous to get back to full fitness before he is back in the team. If Porteous has improved his game like he has suggested, it will be worth the wait.