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Thomas Agyepong returned to action in yesterday’s SPFL Reserve League match away to Rangers. The Ghanaian winger played 45 minutes in the 3-2 defeat on his comeback from injury.

He last featured in November’s match at home to Dundee, and now aims to play a part in the final five fixtures of the campaign.

After the game, the on-loan Manchester City player told Hibernian Media: “It felt good to get some game time again after four months without a game, so it was important to get on the pitch again.

“For me, it has been frustrating being out with an injury as I have been wanting to play and help the team out, but I have been unable to do that. Playing against Rangers in the Reserve League will hopefully help me to come back and play for the team again.

“My legs feel tired after that 45 minutes. It’s different training all the time compared to playing, so getting match sharpness back is very good for me and I hope it helps me to play again in the first team before the season is over.

“It has been really frustrating and hard for me. As a footballer all you want to do is to get out onto the pitch and play.

“I can’t thank the medical team at Hibs and my parent club Manchester City enough, they have both given me a lot of support to make sure that I was ready to get back out onto the field.

“I have worked hard and I will keep working hard to get back to full fitness and contribute again.

“I know there is no game this weekend, so I may play again in the Reserve League to improve my fitness levels and hopefully I will be able to play longer than 45 minutes.

“I just want to get back to playing football again and helping out the team. We have a lot of big matches coming up and I want to be involved, but that is up to the manager.

“I need to keep working hard in training to impress the manager and to get into the team again, but I want to do this to try to repay the faith everyone at the club has shown me in my time here.”