Alan Stubbs has hailed on-form Fraser Fyvie for the manner in which he has set about reigniting his stalled career at Hibs.
The 21-year-old midfielder arrived at Easter Road on a short-term contract at the start of February after being released by Wigan Athletic following a two-and-a-half year period, including loan stints, in which he played only 17 first-team games.
However, since returning to Scotland seven weeks ago, Fyvie has quickly rediscovered the form that prompted former Latics manager Roberto Martinez to take him south from Aberdeen as a teenager.
“Fraser’s been very good since he’s come in,” said head coach Stubbs. “We had a chat when he first came and I saw a hungry guy who felt he had lost ground to make up.
“He got a little bit caught in the crossroads before, but he’s been absolutely excellent since he’s come in the door.
“He’s a great lad and he’s helped the group. We were already strong in the midfield before he came, but he’s just made it even stronger.”
Meanwhile, Hibs Under-20s are away to Dundee United this afternoon. The SPFL Development League match kicks off at 2pm at Forfar Athletic’s Station Park and could feature Hibs striker El Alagui, who is working his way towards full fitness following an Achilles injury.