Owain Tudur Jones makes his case for a Hibs start

Owain Tudur Jones, right. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Owain Tudur Jones, right. Picture: Ian Georgeson

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Owain Tudur Jones strengthened his case for a return to the Hibs first-team fold after scoring the second goal in the club’s Under-20s 2-0 victory over Celtic at Cappielow.

The midfielder netted a free-kick five minutes after Jason Cummings had opened the scoring ten minutes into the second half. Last night’s win moves the Easter Road side three points clear at the top of the Under-20s table.

Tudur Jones was an unused substitute during Monday night’s 2-0 defeat by Aberdeen, but will hope he has done enough to convince manager Terry Butcher he has a role to play in the Hibees’ remaining five matches of the season.

The 29-year-old midfielder had two previous successful run-outs for the under-20s last month after recovering from a hamstring injury he sustained in January. His last first-team appearance was a 2-2 draw with Dundee United.

With Hibs currently in a battle to fend off the threat of an end-of-season relegation play-off spot, Tudur Jones, whom Butcher knows only too well from his Inverness Caley Thistle days, could add steel to the Hibs midfield ahead of next weekend’s crunch clash away to St Mirren.