Will Fish’s form continued on Saturday, scoring an important three points for Hibernian.
The 20-year-old is currently on loan in Scotland and has helped the Edinburgh club climb up the standings, going unbeaten in five games since being given back-to-back games.
The former United Academy captain, who celebrated his birthday just two days ago, got the ultimate birthday present when he scored the first goal in a 2-0 win over Kilmarnock.
The win followed victories over European contenders Aberdeen and St Mirren as Hibernian moved up the table to fourth place and qualified for the European Conference League.
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After a turbulent first half in which Fish saw little playing time, the centre-back never gave up hope of breaking into Lee Johnson’s squad.
Before the game against Kilmarnock, Fish was forced into a rare right-back role in a disastrous debut against bitter rivals Hearts, and how he turned around after making an unfortunate and costly mistake. proudly spoke about
Fish told the Edinburgh News: “It was a tough time at the time and I think we were going through tough times as a team, but it shows how fast football can change. There will always be games.”
“Every player goes through something like that, especially at a young age. I am delighted to
Manchester United are closely monitoring the performances of their highly rated prospects in Scotland, particularly Darren Fletcher, a United academy graduate from the Edinburgh suburb of Mayfield.
Fish, now United’s technical director, said in an interview with Fletcher: He knows the game very well. United get all my personal clips after every game and they check them and call me. “
Although he was barely on the pitch until January, the England youth international was in no rush to quit and knew there would come a time when patience and hard work would be required.
“It was always on my mind to stay until the end of the season, because where are we going? Ligue 1, Ligue 2? Rocky Bushiri was playing well, so I’m always happy even if the game time doesn’t come.
Rising to the starting line-up since the departure of Ryan Porteus, Fish led Hibernian to third place with two goals and three clean sheets in five games.