Hibernian 4 - 0 Vale of Leithen: Stubbs wins debut

New Hibernian manager Alan Stubbs. Picture: SNS
New Hibernian manager Alan Stubbs. Picture: SNS
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ALAN Stubbs saw his managerial reign at Hibernian get off to a good start as his side beat Vale of Leithen 4-0 in their first pre-season fixture.

Stubbs fielded two triallists in the win. Wigan right-back Adam Buxton, 22, who played on loan with Burton and Accrington Stanley last season, and 18-year-old Liverpool central midfielder Nathan Burke both played a half each.

A Jason Cummings double and strikes from Liam Craig and Alex Harris handed Hibs a comfortable victory.

Meanwhile, the club have announced the appointment of John Doolan as their first-team coach.

The 42-year-old was previously under-18s coach at Wigan and has worked with both the Everton and Liverpool youth academies in his home city.

Stubbs told the club’s official website: “I’m thrilled to be able to bring John to Hibernian - he is a quality coach with an excellent pedigree.

“I’ve known him for a long time and I completely trust his judgement. He will be able to implement fresh ideas to improve our squad and his appointment is a real coup for Hibernian.”