Good in the air, strong in the challenge and superb with the ball at his feet. His passing out of defence is a huge plus point, confident and like any good player, always available and wanting to be on the ball.
Good in the air, strong in the challenge and superb with the ball at his feet. His passing out of defence is a huge plus point, confident and, like any good player, always available and wanting to be on the ball.
Thought Hibs looked really solid at the back today just giving away 1 really clear goal-scoring chance to GMS which produced that brilliant save from Macey.
After that, Hearts never looked like scoring and we dealt really well with corners and cross balls which has been a problem of late. Credit to all the defence - particularly Hanlon and Porteous
The debate on Porteous is a bit polarised though and I'm not sure how beneficial it is when people jump on others for calling out his mistakes.
He's a local boy, a Hibs supporter and come through the ranks and everyone wants him to do well but if he's going to progress beyond Hibs (and he has the attributes) then he needs to mature and improve his decision-making. There were still signs of that rashness today (and against Livingston) and these would be punished in a better league. While I wouldn't want to take away his spirit I actually wonder if a move might be better for his own development where he's not playing for his home town team, he's got tougher competition and he needs to knuckle down and impress everyone.
At Hibs he's first choice and unlikely to be dropped and can, therefore, get away with those mistakes and play up to the crowd with some adventurous football. I'm not sure that is good for his long-term development though.
If you want to play football at the back, you need to take the odd risk or so, or thereís no point in having players like Ryan in our team
Was a rock at the back, and started a lot of attacks. Maybe once in a while needs to find row Z with his clearances
Ryanís becoming a real key player for Hibs