Hibs midfielder Patrick Noubissie ready to fight for his place!

Last updated : 20 November 2007 By Steve Forbes

Hibs midfielder Patrick Noubissie has arrived back at Easter Road, after his loan at first division side Livingston, and is ready to fight for his place.

The 24-year-old Frenchman arrived at Easter Road in the summer after impressing Hibs boss John Collins in a pre-season bounce game against

Noubissie was on the verge of signing for
Livingston before Collins stepped in and offered the player a contract at Easter Road, then immediately sent him on loan to Livingston.

The ex Swindon Town player can play in either centre midfield, centre half or as a right back and is out impress Collins after his stint at Almondvale.

He will make his first appearance in a Hibs shirt, ironically at Almondvale, in today's reserve clash with Hearts.

Alos, under SFA rules, the midfielder won't be able to feature for Hibs until the January transfer window opens.

The Hibs new boy said:

"When I first arrived I was not really fit enough. So I've worked hard out at Livingston under Mark Proctor and his management team.

"My time with them has also let me get used to the Scottish game so I think it was a situation I needed.

"The First Division is more direct than the SPL but football is football.

"Mark and his team were good to me, I learned a lot and now I am ready to do well for Hibs.

"But I know that I'll have to fight with him for a place in the team.

"There's really tough competition in midfield but that his healthy for the club.

"There is no problem in that because while we all want to play we all remain friends.

"One reason I wanted to sign for Hibs is the way they play, when you see that you don't need anyone to convince you.

"Training is at a high tempo, everyone wants to show their ability with the ball."

It will be interesting to see Noubissie in action, it's easy to forget that the player arrived as one of Hibs boss John Collins summer signings, let's hope the player brings some quality to the club.

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