Danny Handling (pictured) celebrated his Scotland Under-21 call up with two goals in Hibs’ Development Squad’s 2-0 victory over Dundee United’s Development Squad in Forfar yesterday.

First teamers Farid El Alagui, Jordon Forster, Sam Stanton and Martin Boyle all featured in the victory, which Hibs dominated from start to finish.

After the game Joe McBride, Hibernian U20 Development Coach, told the club website: “It was a game where we had loads of possession, United made it really difficult sitting back and that is absolutely their prerogative. We had to show a lot of patience, we had some chances in the first half but we weren’t as clinical.

“But we are really delighted with the way we kept making the right decisions. Sometimes when you have so much of the ball you tend to start making poor decisions but they never and they kept at it and deserved to win the game.

“I was really pleased with the way we kept possession and the second goal was a fabulous goal and the first was a little bit of luck. I thought that we deserved the win.”

The Hibernian Development Squad are next in action away to St Johnstone on Friday at the Excelsior Stadium, 2pm kick-off.

Hibernian Development Squad: Perntreou, Dunsmore, Crane, Martyniuk, Forster, Scott, Martin, Handling, El Alagui (Hendry, 64), Boyle (Sinclair, 64), Stanton. Unused substitutes: Combe, McGregor, Duthie, Stirling.

Photo by John Preece