‘More tactics, not just long balls.’ What Hibs player likes about new boss.
Striker won over by Montgomery’s masterplan
Hibs striker Dylan Vente has welcomed new manager Nick Montgomery’s instant overhaul of the team, hailing him for bringing “more tactics” to a squad eager to learn.
Vente, who scored his third of the season in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Kilmarnock at Rugby Park, may have been signed by Lee Johnson – but he’s already on board with his replacement as gaffer.
“It’s been a good week with Nick and it’s a different type of playing,” said the £700,000 summer signing.
“We’ve had more tactics and I like it. We don’t just play long balls. You saw some good moments and we have to build on that. But we know we have to be better.
“It’s a different style of play. We had a couple of chances with us playing how we want to.”
Montgomery stuck to his 4-4-2 guns at Killie, pairing Vente with Christian Doidge – until he was forced off with a nasty head injury - and then Adam Le Fondre.
Vente said: “It’s nice to have support (with another striker) although you have to grow in the partnership.
“It went quite well, but Christian obviously got a cut above his eye, so that’s not good. But to play with two strikers is good and the wingers come in to support from the side too.”