Will Fish puts in rock-solid display for Hibernian in crucial circumstances – Man United News And Transfer News

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By Margaretd. Regina

Will Fish returned to form in a big way after playing a key role in Hibernian’s heart-breaking 1-1 draw away to Motherwell.

Hibs were unable to get the win they needed to stand a chance of finishing in the top six of the first phase of the Scottish Premiership.

They took the lead in the 65th minute from the penalty spot, but were denied the win with an 94th minute strike from Shane Blaney.

In an even contest, both teams had eight shots on goal and Motherwell slightly edged possession with 51% of the ball.

Hibs defended well as the team from Fir Park only managed one shot on target, unfortunately it would be a devastating blow.

Fish had to be subbed off at half-time in his last game due to a virus but he had recovered in time to put in an impressive display for his side this afternoon.

The young defender was given an impressive score of 7.7 on Sofascore for his efforts.

He played a key role in keeping out Motherwell until effectively the last kick of the day and contributed massively to Hibs’ goal.

It was the central defender who won the penalty that Myziane Maolida converted to give the Easter Road side the lead.

Fish also almost scored his second goal of the campaign with his one shot off target.

However, it was defensively where he really shone. He made a massive nine clearances in the encounter and blocked one goal bound effort.

The Mancunian was a wall in defence, as he won 100% of his ground duels and three out of his five aerial battles.

Fish also made two successful passes in the encounter.

He was not as productive with the ball as usual, only touching the ball 47 times and attempting 27 passes.

He was successful in 19 of them, giving him a passing accuracy of 70%.

Hibs will now have to wait to see who they play after the rest of matchday 33 games are complete. As they can finish no higher than 7th, they will play the five teams below them once to finish the current campaign and complete phase two of the league.

Whilst it was a bitterly disappointing end for his side, Fish will be glad that he was able to bounce back from last week’s setback and continue to be a crucial player for the Edinburgh club.

The youngster will be heartened from the progression of defenders like Willy Kambwala at Manchester United and will fancy his chances that he can give Erik ten Hag something to think about this pre-season.


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