Drey Wright put himself in Hibs spotlight, much to the delight of Jack Ross

New signing got his reward for good performances, says Easter Road coach

Jack Ross was pleased with Drey Wright's contribution against Rangers.
Jack Ross was pleased with Drey Wright's contribution against Rangers.

Hibs head coach Jack Ross has admitted he was delighted to watch Drey Wright score his first goal for the club in the 2-2 draw against Rangers.

Wright, who joined the Hibees this summer on a free transfer from St Johnstone, came back into the starting XI on Sunday as a central midfielder and opened the scoring on 22 minutes.

The 25-year-old’s start to his Hibs career has been hampered by thigh strain, but Ross has been impressed by the Englishman's performance in a green-and-while shirt and praised his versatility.

"He's been very, very good since he came to the club,” Ross said on Wright.

"He's been unfortunate because he had the little niggle that ruled him out for a couple of weeks and he was probably the most unfortunate one last weekend [a 3-0 win against St Mirren] in missing out, because I thought against Aberdeen he was one of our better players.

"He's versatile, which is key. He's already played wing-back, as an out-and-out wide player, he's played as a second striker against Aberdeen and he played as a midfielder against Rangers.

"What Drey has is a really good understanding of the game. I spoke to Tommy Wright at length about him in the summer and he said that he's a clever player who understands the role.

"His performance level was good, and he's the type of player who will go under the radar at times, so the fact he scored pleases me and he gets that recognition.”