Hibs’ Development Squad beat their Dundee counterparts 2-1 yesterday at Station Park.

First team players Liam Craig, Jordon Forster (pictured) , Martin Boyle and Farid El Alagui all started the game.

Dundee took the lead in the 14th minute through Joe Black but Jordan Sinclair equalised early in the second half then El Alagui scored the winner from the penalty spot.

Afterwards Joe McBride told the club website: “I wasn’t satisfied with the first half performance, but I was with the second. I don’t think we played with any tempo or any pace and didn’t move the ball quick enough in the first half.

“We never won the first ball or the second ball. You’re always going to be in a bit of bother if you don’t do any of them.

“In the second half at least we played at a high tempo, we closed the game and made it a bit more difficult. The whole of the second half was played in their half of the pitch.”

“I thought Conner (Duthie) done well when he came on, he looked lively and had some nice touches, he had an influence on the game and that’s what you always hope for with substitutes when they come on.

“Jordan has actually been striking the ball brilliantly in training all week, he never caught that one perfectly, but it was accurate and right into the corner and we deserved at least that with the way we played in the second half.”

Hibernian Development Squad: Kleton Perntreou, Aaron Dunsmore, Callum Crane, Jordon Forster, Jordan McGregor (Ben Stirling, 38), Aaron Scott, Jordan Sinclair, Taylor Hendry (Conner Duthie, 56), Farid El Alagui, Liam Craig, Martin Boyle. Unused substitute: Sean Brennan.

Photo by John Preece