Hibs hit back during chaotic weekend – Team of the Week

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After a turmoil-filled weekend and the suspension of manager Neil Lennon, Hibs won their first league game in nearly 2 months with victory away to St Mirren. There was also wins for Celtic and Rangers, and Aberdeen and Kilmarnock shared points. It’s Adam Mackintosh with the Scottish team of the week.

Goalkeeper

Daniel Bachmann – The on-loan Watford goalkeeper made several saves as Kilmarnock got a point at Pittodrie. This was Killie’s ninth clean sheet of the league season.

Defence

Marcus Godinho – The Canadian fullback scored his first goal for Hearts as they bounced back from a midweek defeat, with a 2-0 win over St Johnstone. It was the first goal that St Johnstone conceded on their travels for the first time since September.

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Godinho’s strike helped lift Hearts above Saints into 5th place 

Tom Aldred – The defender stood firm as he and his teammates came under pressure as they held onto their 1-0 win away to Dundee. This was Motherwell’s third consecutive 1-0 league victory.

John Souttar – The centre-half returned to the Hearts’ starting eleven for the first time since October in their 2-0 home win over St Johnstone. He impressed on his return, providing the assist for their first goal with a fine pass.

Midfield

Ryan Kent – The on-loan Liverpool winger scored as Rangers’ returned to second place with an away win at Livingston. He returned to his familiar position on the wing and put in an impressive performance, scoring Rangers’ second goal.

David Turnbull – For the second time in four days, the young midfielder scored Motherwell’s only goal in a 1-0 win, this time against Dundee. In the five games that Turnbull has scored in this season, Motherwell have gone onto win all five.

Ryan Christie – A goal and an assist helped Celtic to a comfortable 3-0 win at home to Hamilton. It was his 8th goal of the season.

Stevie Mallan – The former St Mirren midfielder scored against his former club as Hibernian came from behind to win in Paisley. Mallan made the points safe with Hibs’ third goal, his eleventh of the season.

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Mallan struck in the league for the first time since October (Credit: SNS)

 

Scott Sinclair – The Celtic forward scored his fourth goal in a week as they won at home to Hamilton. This was his 13th goal of the season.

Attack

Oli Shaw – The young striker came on in the 50th minute for Hibs at St Mirren and changed the game for the Easter Road side. The substitution brought about a change in shape, with Shaw playing alongside Florian Kamberi up front. He scored the equaliser as Hibs went on to win 3-1, their first league win for a month and a half.

Alfredo Morelos – The league’s top scorer made it 13 league goals for the season as Rangers won at the Tony Macaroni Arena. His form has reportedly attracted transfer interest, but his manager Steven Gerrard has insisted that no offers had been made for the Colombian who has been vital for Rangers this season.

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