Why Momodou Bojang was ‘desperate’ to join Hibs over Euro offers as he lives up to ‘pacey, direct’ billing

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The Easter Highway devoted have needed to be affected person to see that in motion with crimson tape holding up the 21-year-old’s arrival, in addition to a prolonged journey to get to Edinburgh.

He skilled together with his new team-mates for the primary time on Friday and was handed his debut a little bit over 48 hours later as Hibs defeated Bonnyrigg Rose 4-1 within the Premier Sports activities Cup, a optimistic response to the defeat to Falkirk earlier within the week.

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If the footballing Gods’ smile had been a beaming one, Bojang would have marked his first look with a purpose.

Within the 91st minute he demonstrated that tempo, directness and eye for purpose by latching on to Ewan Henderson’s perfectly-weighted via cross. Twice he seemed like he was set to lose his footing however twice he remained on his ft and confirmed composure to spherical Rose goalkeeper Mark Weir just for his goal-bound effort to be cleared off the road by the retreating Josh Grigor.

Not solely was it an encouraging signal for the participant throughout his 20-plus minutes on the pitch but in addition for the followers and Lee Johnson. That means to stretch defences, run in behind, is ideal for a participant like Henderson and the Hibs assault and he confirmed he is able to contribute proper from the off having stored on prime of his form throughout a “tough” interval as he waited to fly to Scotland’s capital metropolis.

“I got here very near scoring however I used to be unfortunate however I used to be simply comfortable to play and make my debut,” Bojang mentioned.

“I really feel comfortable after making my debut, it was not straightforward but it surely was good to play.

The Gambian went near scoring towards Bonnyrigg. (Photograph by Mark Scates / SNS Group)

“It was tough ready for all of the paperwork to return via, it was very laborious to get them but it surely’s all finished now.

“I used to be doing a little coaching in Gambia within the morning and afternoon simply to maintain myself match, on my own. It’s tough to coach by your self.”

‘Determined to return’

Bojang could not have heard of Hibs previous to becoming a member of or their former Gambian Pa Kujabi however that didn’t dissuade him from being gained over by the “challenge” at Hibs.

Momodou Bojang made his Hibs debut towards Bonnyrigg Rose. (Photograph by Mark Scates / SNS Group)

A powerful mortgage spell may result in a everlasting deal.

“I spoke to [Johnson] in regards to the challenge for the group and the enjoying model he has and that’s why I made a decision to return right here,” Bonjang mentioned.

“I had different gives, one from Portugal and one other from Sweden. However then I heard about Hibs’ curiosity via my agent, I noticed the services and I used to be determined to return right here.

“The services at Hibs have been a giant think about going to Hibs and I knew if I went to Hibs it might be straightforward for me to precise myself in order that’s what I selected to return, additionally it’s a good league.

“As quickly as my agent talked about Hibs I used to be concerned about coming.”

With Greenock Morton up subsequent on Wednesday, Bojang has one other alternative to impress the Hibs devoted, this time making his Easter Highway bow.

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